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Title The peculiar revolution : rethinking the Peruvian experiment under military rule / edited by Carlos Aguirre and Paulo Drinot
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 353 pages) : illustrations
Contents The second liberation? Military nationalism and the sesquicentennial commemoration of Peruvian independence, 1821-1971 / Carlos Aguirre -- The general and his rebel: Juan Velasco Alvarado and the reinvention of Túpac Amaru II / Charles F. Walker -- Who drove the revolution's hearse? The funeral of Juan Velasco Alvarado / Adrián Lerner -- Remembering Velasco: contested memories of the revolutionary government of the armed forces / Paulo Drinot -- Politicizing education: the 1972 reform in Peru / Patricia Oliart -- Through fire and blood: the Peruvian peasant confederation and the Velasco regime / Jaymie Patricia Heilman -- Velasco, nationalist rhetoric, and military culture in Cold War Peru / Lourdes Hurtado -- Velasco and the military: the politics of decline, 1973-1975 / George Philip -- Promoting the revolution: SINAMOS in three different regions of Peru / Anna Cant -- Watering the desert, feeding the revolution: Velasco's influence of water law and agriculture on Peru's north-central coast (Chavimochic) / Mark Carey -- Chimbotazo: the Peruvian revolution and labor in Chimbote, 1968-1973 / Nathan Clarke -- Generals, hotels, and hippies: Velasco-era tourism development and conflict in Cuzco / Mark Rice -- From repression to revolution: Velasquismo in Amazonia, 1968-1975 / Stefano Varese
Summary On October 3, 1968, a military junta led by General Juan Velasco Alvarado took over the government of Peru. In striking contrast to the right-wing, pro--United States/anti-Communist military dictatorships of that era, however, Velasco's'Revolutionary Government of the Armed Forces'set in motion a left-leaning nationalist project aimed at radically transforming Peruvian society by eliminating social injustice, breaking the cycle of foreign domination, redistributing land and wealth, and placing the destiny of Peruvians into their own hands. Although short-lived, the Velasco regime did indeed have a transformative effect on Peru, the meaning and legacy of which are still subjects of intense debate. The Peculiar Revolution revisits this fascinating and idiosyncratic period of Latin American history. The book is organized into three sections that examine the era's cultural politics, including not just developments directed by the Velasco regime but also those that it engendered but did not necessarily control; its specific policies and key institutions; and the local and regional dimensions of the social reforms it promoted. In a series of innovative chapters written by both prominent and rising historians, this volume illuminates the cultural dimensions of the revolutionary project and its legacies, the impact of structural reforms at the local level (including previously understudied areas of the country such as Piura, Chimbote, and the Amazonia), and the effects of state policies on ordinary citizens and labor and peasant organizations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Military government -- Peru -- History -- 20th century
Armed Forces -- Political activity.
Economic history.
Economic policy.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- South America.
Military government.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
Peru -- Armed Forces -- Political activity
Peru -- Economic conditions -- 1968-
Peru -- Economic policy.
Peru -- Politics and government -- 1968-1980.
Peru -- Social conditions -- 1968-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Aguirre, Carlos, 1958- editor.
Drinot, Paulo, editor.
ISBN 1477312137