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The New Politics of Protest: Indigenous Mobilization in Latin America's Neoliberal Era
by Roberta Rice
In June 1990, Ecuador saw the first major indigenous rebellion within its borders since the colonial era. For weeks, indigenous protesters participated in marches, staged demonstrations, seized government offices, and blockaded roads. Since this insurrection, indigenous movements have become increasingly important in the fight against Latin American Neoliberalism.
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by University of Arizona Press
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I had high hopes for this book because I did a similar research project once on the comparative causes and differences in indigenous social movements and protests in the Andes. However, or perhaps because of that experience, I found that this book had very little to add. Her argument often got lost in the details of various economic policies or protest descriptions. She had useful things to say about the role of institutions and existing party structures, but I disagreed with what she chose to ...more