“To Act Like a Man”

Masculinity, Resistance, and Authority in the Ecuadorian Andes
  • Barry J. Lyons


This chapter focuses on notions of masculinity and resistance among Quichua-speaking indigenous villagers, or Runa, in Pangor, a parish in Chimborazo province in the central highlands of Ecuador. Indigenous Pangorenos’ notions of masculinity have been intertwined with authority and resistance in class, ethnic, and age-based hierarchies. This essay deals primarily with the early to mid-twentieth century, when haciendas dominated the area, but also examines the contemporary period of indigenous ethnic mobilization.


Indigenous Movement Latin American Research Review Indigenous Villager Challenging Authority Indigenous Laborer 
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