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Nightwatch: The Politics of Protest in the Andes (Latin America Otherwise)

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Organized in the mid-1970s as a means of communal protection against livestock rustling and general thievery in Peruandrsquo;s rugged northern mountains, the rondas campesinas (peasants who make the rounds) grew into an entire system of peasant justice and one of the most significant Andean social movements of the late twentieth century. Nightwatch is the first full-length ethnography and the only study in English to examine this grassroots agrarian social movement, which became a rallying point for rural pride.

and#9;Drawing on fieldwork conducted over the course of a decade, Orin Starn chronicles the historical conditions that led to the formation of the rondas, the social and geographical expansion of the movement, and its gradual decline in the 1990s. Throughout this anecdotal yet deeply analytical account, the author relies on interviews with ronda participants, villagers, and Peruandrsquo;s regional and national leaders to explore the role of women, the involvement of nongovernmental organizations, and struggles for leadership within the rondas. Starn moves easily from global to local contexts and from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, presenting this movement in a straightforward manner that makes it accessible to both specialists and nonspecialists.

and#9;An engagingly written story of village mobilization, Nightwatch is also a meditation on the nature of fieldwork, the representation of subaltern people, the relationship between resistance and power, and what it means to be politically active at the end of the century. It will appeal widely to scholars and students of anthropology, Latin American studies, cultural studies, history, subaltern studies, and those interested in the politics of social movements.

Synopsis:

An innovative ethnography of peasant communities in Peru caught between the government and the Shining Path.

About the Author

Orin Starn is Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. He is a coeditor of The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics, also published by Duke University Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Origin Stories

2. Nightwatch

3. Nightcourt

4. Women and the Rondas

5. The Rondas in the Age of the NGO

6. Leaders and Followers

Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822323211
Author:
Starn, Orin
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Editor:
Walter D. Mignolo
Author:
Starn
Author:
var-Hull, Sonia
Author:
Sonia Sald&iacute
Author:
Mignolo, Walter D.
Author:
var-Hull
Author:
Sald&iacute
Author:
Silverblatt, Irene
Location:
Durham, N.C. :
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
Peasantry
Subject:
Social movements
Subject:
Social movements -- Peru.
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
Peasantry -- Peru -- Societies, etc.
Subject:
South America
Subject:
World History-South America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Latin America Otherwise: Languages, Empires, Nations
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
42 b&w photographs, 2 maps
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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