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By Charles Piot
Published: 05 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... writers’ collective writing workshop peasant writers everyday life ...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374039-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... in the village and convene twice a week to read and critique one another’s work. This idea has had surprising traction in this village of peasant farmers, with students dreaming big—and redefining what “development” means along the way. writers’ collective writing workshop peasant writers everyday life ...
Published: 05 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... surprising traction in this village of peasant farmers, with students dreaming big—and redefining what “development” means along the way. writers’ collective writing workshop peasant writers everyday life ...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-065
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... “Lands to the Indian, Mines to the State” was first put forth as a slogan by the socialist writer Tristán Marof in 1926 and gained ground after the Chaco War, capturing revolutionary aspirations to recast society and economy. The calls for agrarian reform from the left accompanied the growing...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-091
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
...Dictatorship and Democracy The national revolutionary cycle that commenced in 1952 came to a close with the U.S.-backed military coup of General René Barrientos Ortuño in November 1964. Barrientos combined personal charisma and patronage tactics to establish the so-called Military-Peasant...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-073
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... of the War of the Pacific, she became an active educator, writer, and public advocate for women and children. She composed her poem “To Be Born a Man,” with its hard-hitting, mocking lines about gender discrimination, early in her writing career. Her epistolary novel Íntimas (Close Friends , 1913), written...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-060
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... lack of food. In contrast, she recalled the community of her birth, Punku Uyu (near the town of Huarina on Lake Titicaca), as a fertile, green place of communal labor, cooking, and eating. Her life on the hacienda, which began with her “arranged” marriage to a tenant peasant farmer, was one...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-120
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... in multiple media and is well known as a painter, weaver, storyteller, poet, and singer-songwriter. As a researcher and writer, she has also collaborated on studies of Aymara culture, based on her knowledge of Qaqachaka. Given her remarkable trajectory, she became the director of the National Museum...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-033
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... in Spanish, Aymara, and Quechua and joined the patriots fighting against Spain as a young man. He was a writer by vocation, though his style is unpolished, and his diary, covering the period between 1814 and 1825, is an observant account of provincial guerrilla warfare that sheds light on material economic...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-110
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... and impoverished peasants who had migrated to the cities, swelling the unemployed or underemployed urban population living on the edge of subsistence, contributed to the powerful popular protests against the neoliberal model. The Trade Union Federation of Bolivian Mineworkers ( fstmb ) held an emergency...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-047
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... another. Among them was the remarkable Clorinda Matto de Turner, Peruvian writer and social reformer, who knew Gorriti from her time in Lima. Matto de Turner’s “Theological Soup,” the first recipe in the volume, is dedicated to Gorriti with warm nostalgia: “Meanwhile, I beg you to make use, you yourself...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-026
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... was born in Oruro in modest circumstances and orphaned as a child. He grew up fluent in Spanish, Aymara, and Quechua and joined the patriots fighting against Spain as a young man. He was a writer by vocation, though his style is unpolished, and his diary, covering the period between 1814 and 1825...