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The Santa Cruz Autonomía Movement: Preliminary Considerations on a Case of Non-Indigenous Ethnic Popular Mobilization
American Political Science Association (2010)
  • Miguel Centellas, University of Mississippi
Abstract
This paper discusses the recent autonomy movement in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, within a theoretical framework typically reserved for “ethnic” political or social movements. The paper begins with a brief chronology of the Santa Cruz autonomía movement as it developed into a powerful political oppositional movement during the rise of Evo Morales. In doing so, the movement’s leaders consciously adopted the organizational tactics and forms of discourse typically identified with traditional, indigenous-popular Bolivian social movements. As such, the Santa Cruz case both highlights the fluidity of multiculturalism and challenges our notions of how ethnic identity is publicly constructed.
Keywords
  • Bolivia,
  • regionalism,
  • politics
Publication Date
September, 2010
Citation Information
Miguel Centellas. "The Santa Cruz Autonomía Movement: Preliminary Considerations on a Case of Non-Indigenous Ethnic Popular Mobilization" American Political Science Association (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mcentellas/13/