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Cultures In Conflict
     

Cultures In Conflict

by Susan C. Stokes
 

In this vivid ethnography set in contemporary Peru, Susan Stokes provides a compelling analysis of the making and unmaking of class consciousness among the urban poor. Her research strategy is multifaceted; through interviews, participant observation, and survey research she digs deeply into the popular culture of the social activists and shantytown residents she

Overview


In this vivid ethnography set in contemporary Peru, Susan Stokes provides a compelling analysis of the making and unmaking of class consciousness among the urban poor. Her research strategy is multifaceted; through interviews, participant observation, and survey research she digs deeply into the popular culture of the social activists and shantytown residents she studies. The result is a penetrating look at how social movements evolve, how poor people construct independent political cultures, and how the ideological domination of oppressed classes can shatter.

This work is a new and vital chapter in the growing literature on the formation of social movements. It chronicles the transformation of Peru's poor from a culture of deference and clientelism in the late 1960s to a population mobilized for radical political action today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520200234
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/19/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Susan Stokes is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago.

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