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Author Becker, Marc (Professor of history)

Title Pachakutik : indigenous movements and electoral politics in Ecuador / Marc Becker
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 247 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Critical currents in Latin American perspective
Critical currents in Latin American perspective.
Contents The politicization of indigenous identities -- Uprisings -- The emergence of an electoral option -- The last coup of the twentieth century -- Indians in power -- A citizen's revolution -- Rewriting the Constitution-- again -- 2009 elections -- Social movements and electoral politics
Summary This authoritative book provides a deeply informed overview of one of the most dynamic social movements in Latin America. Focusing on contemporary Indigenous movements in Ecuador, leading scholar Marc Becker traces the growing influence of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), which in 1990 led a powerful uprising that dramatically placed a struggle for Indigenous rights at the center of public consciousness. Activists began to refer to this uprising as a "pachakutik," a Kichwa word that means change, rebirth, and transformation, both in the sense of a return in ti
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-236) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador.
Civil rights movements -- Ecuador.
Elections -- Ecuador.
Indians of South America -- Civil rights -- Ecuador.
Indians of South America -- Ecuador -- Ethnic identity.
Indians of South America -- Ecuador -- Politics and government.
Indians of South America -- Ecuador -- Social conditions.
Social movements -- Ecuador.
Ecuador -- Ethnic relations.
Ecuador -- Politics and government -- 1984-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 144220754X (paperback)
1442207558 (electronic bk.)
9781442207547 (paperback)
9781442207554 (electronic bk.)