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The Santa Cruz Autonomía Movement in Bolivia: A Case of Non-Indigenous Ethnic Popular Mobilization?
Ethnopolitics (2016)
  • 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.
Publication Date
2016
DOI
10.1080/17449057.2015.1018710
Citation Information
Miguel Centellas. "The Santa Cruz Autonomía Movement in Bolivia: A Case of Non-Indigenous Ethnic Popular Mobilization?" Ethnopolitics Vol. 15 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 245 - 264
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mcentellas/31/