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Mobilizing Bolivia's Displaced – Indigenous Politics and the Struggle over Land - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Mobilizing Bolivia's Displaced: Indigenous Politics and the Struggle over Land

Nicole Fabricant


The election of Evo Morales as Bolivia's president in 2005 made him his nation's first indigenous head of state, a watershed victory for social activists and Native peoples. El Movimiento Sin Tierra (MST), or the Landless Peasant Movement, played a significant role in bringing Morales to power. Following in the tradition of the well-known Brazilian Landless movement, Bolivia's MST activists seized unproductive land and built farming collectives as a means of resistance to large-scale export-oriented agriculture. This book illustrates how landless peasants politicized indigeneity to shape grass ... More

Keywords: Evo Morales, Bolivia, social activists, Movimiento Sin Tierra, Landless Peasant Movement, farming collectives, export-oriented agriculture, indigeneity, land politics, cultural rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807837139
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807837511_fabricant


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole Fabricant, author

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