Livelihood and Resistance: Peasants and the Politics of Land in Peru

Livelihood and Resistance: Peasants and the Politics of Land in Peru

by Gavin Smith



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520063655
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/15/1989
Pages: 293
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The World of the Huasicanchinos1
1Forms of Struggle11
Livelihood and Resistance11
Cross-Disciplinary Studies of the Peasantry18
2Domination and Disguise: Transformations in Community Institutions29
Community Institutions in Huasicancha 1960-197231
Hacienda Use of Community Institutions36
"La Nacion Huanca"38
"El Imperio Inca"44
The Emergence of the Highland Hacienda System48
From estancia to hacienda; from cancha to "Pueblo de los Indios"50
Growing Lines of Distinction52
The Early Years of the Republic56
3The Growth of a Culture of Opposition 1850-194759
From Mobilization to Rebellion 1850-189961
The Pre-War Situation61
The War and Its Aftermath67
The Response to Hacienda Expansion 1900-194777
The Social Relations of Hacienda Production 1900-192077
The Social Relations of Petty Production 1900-194784
1900 to 192085
1920 to 194790
4Making a Living96
The Institutionalization of Migration96
Early Days96
The Receiving Areas from 1948 to 196099
The Sending Community from 1948 to 1960100
The "Canchas"102
The "Huasis"103
The Variety of Enterprises Today: the Locations104
5Ghostly Figures Outside the Domain of Political Economy112
Victor and Juana Hinostrosa's Domestic Enterprise117
Mauro and Guillermina Hinostrosa's Domestic Enterprise121
Grimaldo and Angelina Pomayay's Domestic Enterprise127
Eulogio and Eufresenia Ramos's Domestic Enterprise132
Urbano and Paulina Llacua's Domestic Enterprise144
6Commodification and Culture155
The Implications of Commodification and Formal Subsumption160
Limitations to the Commodification of Production Relations163
7The Land Recuperation Campaign, 1930 to the Present169
Initiatives Early in the Century171
La Falda Invasion174
The National Context174
The Local Situation176
La Pampa Invasion181
The National Context and the Changing Local Resource Base183
The Local Situation184
La Puna Invasion194
The Reawakening of the Campaign196
The Realignment of Forces, Within and Without198
Political Perspectives Arising from the Heterogeneity of Enterprises205
The Momentum of Discourse and Increased Participation207
Strategy and Tactics211
"La Reivindicacion de Nuestras Tierras"214
8Class Consciousness and Culture218
The Facets of Experience222
The Role of Structure, Political Engagement and Discourse: an Example229
Local Knowledge234

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