(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The ‘indigenous native peasant’ trinity : imagining a plurinational community in Evo Morales’s Bolivia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FONTANA L. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper describes the process of construction of a plurinational ‘imagined community’ and, in particular, of one of its core narratives: the ‘indigenous native peasant’. It argues that the negotiation of this collective identity and its inclusion as one of the core ideas in the new constitution is the result of a contingent strategy in response to a highly conflictive scenario, which has not been, however, able to trigger a change in the way people identify themselves. Yet in recent years, social movements’ identities have been shaped by centrifugal forces. These forces should be understood as the result of a process of collective actors’ adaptation to institutional and regulatory reforms and contribute to explaining the increase of new intrasocietal conflicts linked to the redefinition of citizenship and territorial boundaries


Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 32, no3 [pp. 518-534]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



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