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First the Revolutionary Culture Innovations in Empowered Citizenship from Evangelical Highland Peru
Latin American Perspectives
  • Arthur Scarritt, Boise State University
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Publication Date
7-1-2013
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Abstract
The long-standing marginalization of highland Peru, coupled with the terrible violence of the 1980s and 1990s civil war, make it a difficult place for political mobilization. Nevertheless, one village successfully asserted its self-determination in the face of an exploitative political economy through conversion to Evangelical Christianity. A revolutionary cultural break from the mainstream created a vibrant local subculture that stressed brotherhood and provided meaning to adherents, allowing them to seize local opportunities to assert a more egalitarian social reality. While specific to this village’s conditions, these experiences speak to broader possibilities for innovative social change through novel combinations of cultural practices and political concerns.
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Arthur Scarritt. "First the Revolutionary Culture Innovations in Empowered Citizenship from Evangelical Highland Peru" Latin American Perspectives (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/arthur_scarritt/12/