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Mobilizing Bolivia's DisplacedIndigenous Politics and the Struggle over Land$
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Nicole Fabricant

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807837139

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807837511_fabricant

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Indigeneity, Resources, and the Limitations of a Social Movement State

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Mobilizing Bolivia's Displaced

Nicole Fabricant

University of North Carolina Press

Following the election of Evo Morales and his political party MAS (Movimiento al Socialismo) to the presidency in 2005, Morales opened up a new arena for radical political change and agrarian reform in Bolivia. In a closer look at contemporary Bolivian politics, this book presents a case study of the Movimiento sin Tierra (Landless Peasant Movement), better known as MST, one of the many new social movements in Bolivia, comprised mostly of displaced peoples from highland rural areas. It examines the cultural strategies of this movement and how they mobilized indigeneity to bring Morales to power and transform law, economy, and the state.

Keywords:   Evo Morales, MAS, Movimiento al Socialismo, Bolivia, Movimiento sin Tierra, Landless Peasant Movement, MST, indigeneity

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