Shining and Other Paths: War and Society in Peru, 1980-1995 / Edition 1

Shining and Other Paths: War and Society in Peru, 1980-1995 / Edition 1

by Steve J. Stern, John Tutino
     
 

ISBN-10: 082232217X

ISBN-13: 9780822322177

Pub. Date: 09/15/1998

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Shining and Other Paths offers the first systematic account of the social experiences at the heart of the war waged between Shining Path and the Peruvian military during the 1980s and early 1990s. Confronting and untangling the many myths and enigmas that surround the war and the wider history of twentieth-century Peru, this book presents clear and often

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Shining and Other Paths offers the first systematic account of the social experiences at the heart of the war waged between Shining Path and the Peruvian military during the 1980s and early 1990s. Confronting and untangling the many myths and enigmas that surround the war and the wider history of twentieth-century Peru, this book presents clear and often poignant analyses of the brutal reshaping of life and politics during a war that cost tens of thousands of lives.

The contributors—a team of Peruvian and U.S. historians, social scientists, and human rights activists—explore the origins, social dynamics, and long-term consequences of the effort by Shining Path to effect an armed communist revolution. The book begins by interpreting Shining Path’s emergence and decision for war as one logical culmination, among several competing culminations, of trends in oppositional politics and social movements. It then traces the experiences of peasants and refugees to demonstrate how human struggle and resilience came together in grassroots determination to defeat Shining Path, and explores the unsuccessful efforts of urban shantytown dwellers, as well as rural and urban activists, to build a “third path” to social justice. Integral to this discussion is an examination of women’s activism and consciousness during the years of the crisis. Finally, this book analyzes the often paradoxical and unintended legacies of this tumultuous period for social and human rights movements, and for presidential and military leadership in Peru.

Extensive field research, broad historical vision, and strong editorial coordination enable the authors to write a coherent and deeply humanistic account, one that draws out the inner tragedies, ambiguities, and conflicts of the war.

Providing historically grounded explication of the conflicts that reshaped contemporary Peru, Shining and Other Paths will be widely read by Latin Americanists, historians, anthropologists, gender theorists, sociologists, political scientists, and human rights activists.

Contributors. Jo-Marie Burt, Marisol de la Cadena, Isabel Coral Cordero, Carlos Iván Degregori, Iván Hinojosa, Carlos Basombrío Iglesias, Florencia E. Mallon, Nelson Manrique, Hortensia Muñoz, Enrique Obando, Patricia Oliart, Ponciano del Pino H., José Luis Rénique, Orin Starn, Steve J. Stern

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822322177
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Series:
Latin America Otherwise
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
702,909
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

About the Series
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction Beyond Enigma: An Agenda for Interpreting Shining Path and Peru, 1980-19951
Pt. IWithin and Against History: Conceptualizing Roots
1From Race to Class: Insurgent Intellectuals de provincia in Peru, 1910-197022
2On Poor Relations and the Nouveau Riche: Shining Path and the Radical Peruvian Left60
3Chronicle of a Path Foretold? Velasco's Revolution, Vanguardia Revolucionaria, and "Shining Omens" in the Indigenous Communities of Andahuaylas84
Pt. IIThe Conquest that Failed: The War for the Center-South
4Harvesting Storms: Peasant Rondas and the Defeat of Sendero Luminoso in Ayacucho128
5Family, Culture, and "Revolution": Everyday Life with Sendero Luminoso158
6The War for the Central Sierra193
7Villagers at Arms: War and Counterrevolution in the Central-South Andes224
Pt. IIIObliterating Third Paths: The Battles of Lima and Puno
8Shining Path and the "Decisive Battle" in Lima's Barriadas: The Case of Villa El Salvador267
9Apogee and Crisis of a "Third Path": Mariateguismo, "People's War," and Counterinsurgency in Puno, 1987-1994307
Pt. IVWomen as Citizen-Subjects: Exploring the Gendered War
10Women in War: Impact and Responses345
Pt. VPolitical Rule, Political Culture: The Ironic Legacies of War
11Civil-Military Relations in Peru, 1980-1996: How to Control and Coopt the Military (and the consequences of doing so)385
12Alberto Fujimori: "The Man Peru Needed?"411
13Sendero Luminoso and Human Rights: A Perverse Logic that Captured the Country425
14Human Rights and Social Referents: The Construction of New Sensibilities447
Conclusion Shining and Other Paths: The Origins, Dynamics, and Legacies of War, 1980-1995
Abbreviations and Organizations
Bibliography
Index
Contributors

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