Plebeian Power: Collective Action and Indigenous, Working-Class and Popular Identities in Bolivia

Plebeian Power: Collective Action and Indigenous, Working-Class and Popular Identities in Bolivia

by Alvaro Garcia Linera

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004254435
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Series: Historical Materialism Book Series , #55
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Álvaro García Linera has been vice-president of Bolivia since 2006, and is a prominent intellectual force in the Evo Morales government. He has written extensively on the indigenous question and class and communal politics in Bolivia, including Horizontes y límites del estado y el poder (2005) and Forma Valor y Forma Comunidad (1995, 2010).

Table of Contents

Álvaro García Linera: Reflections on Two Centuries of Bolivia, Pablo Stefanoni

I. The Communist Manifesto and our Present

The Communist Manifesto and our Present: Four Theses on Its Historical Actuality

II. Citizenship and Democracy

Citizenship and Democracy in Bolivia (1900–98)

III. Labour-Movement

Historical Cycles in the Formation of the Condition of the Mining Working Class in Bolivia (1825–1999)

The Death of the Twentieth-Century Working-Class Condition

IV. The Indigenous Movement

Colonial Narrative and Communal Narrative

Indigenous Autonomies and the Multinational State

V. Social-Movement Structures

Union, Multitude and Community: Social Movements and Forms of Political Autonomy in Bolivia

VI. The Crisis of the State and the Period of Revolution

The Crisis of the State and Indigenous-Plebeian Uprisings in Bolivia

The Struggle for Power in Bolivia

Indianism and Marxism: the Disparity between Two Revolutionary Rationales

Bibliography of Álvaro García Linera

References

Index

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