Peru in Theory

  • Editors
  • Paulo Drinot

Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

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Can 'theory' teach us anything about Peru? Can 'Peru' teach us anything about theory? The chapters in this volume explore these questions by establishing a productive dialogue between Peru and theory. Focusing on institutional weakness and economic, social, gendered, racialized, and other forms of exclusion key issues in recent social scientific inquiry in Peru - the contributors to this volume assess the extent to which the analytical frameworks of a number of social and cultural theorists can inform, and, at the same time, be informed by, Peru as a case study.


Peru Latin America Theory Institutions Exclusion History Politics Tocqueville Albert Hirschman James C. Scott Samuel P. Huntington Ernesto Laclau Georges Batailla Michel Foucault Michael Mann Judith Butler economy gender government Nation nationalism politics reforms social science sovereignty violence weapons

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