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17:30 - 19:30 3 October 2013
From the Interrupted Revolution to the Betrayed One: Peru in the 1970s, Mexico in the 1980s
Lecture Theatre 103, First Floor |
UCL – Institute of the Americas
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom
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Stefano Varese, University of California, Davis
Between 1968 and 1975 Stefano Varese (University of California, Davis) had the privilege of participating as an anthropologist in Peru’s Armed Forces Revolution lead by Juan Velasco Alvarado. At the end of 1975 he ended up in Mexico working as a researcher in the National Institute of Anthropology and History and later in the Vice-Ministry of Culture.
For more then two decades he witnessed and participated in two Latin American “revolutionary” movements that had to address the challenge of multi-ethnicity, modernity and “development” in the frame of post-oligarchic nation-state. He will use the anthropological gaze to explore the profound contradictions that are at the core of two countries that have denied historically their deeply rooted indigeneity.
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