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The Resource Along the Bolivian Highway : Social Mobility and Political Culture in a New Middle Class, Miriam Shakow

Along the Bolivian Highway : Social Mobility and Political Culture in a New Middle Class, Miriam Shakow

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Along the Bolivian Highway : Social Mobility and Political Culture in a New Middle Class
Title
Along the Bolivian Highway
Title remainder
Social Mobility and Political Culture in a New Middle Class
Statement of responsibility
Miriam Shakow
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Along the Bolivian Highway traces the emergence of a new middle class in Bolivia, a society commonly portrayed as the site of struggle between a superwealthy white minority and a destitute indigenous majority. Miriam Shakow shows how Bolivian middle classes have deeply shaped politics and social life. While national political leaders like Evo Morales have proclaimed a new era of indigenous power and state-led capitalism in place of racial exclusion and neoliberal free trade, Bolivians of indigenous descent who aspire to upward mobility have debated whether to try to rise within their country's longstanding hierarchies of race and class or to break down those hierarchies. The ascent of indigenous politics, and a boom in coca and cocaine production beginning in the 1970s, have created dilemmas for 'middling' Bolivians who do not fit the prevailing social binaries of white elite and indigenous poor. In their family relationships, political activism, and community life, the new middle class confronted competing moral imperatives. Focusing on social and political struggles that hinged on class and racial status in a provincial boomtown in central Bolivia, Shakow recounts the experiences of first-generation teachers, agronomists, lawyers, and prosperous merchants. ... By linking the intimate politics within families to regional and national power struggles, Along the Bolivian Highway sheds light on what it means to be middle class in the global south."--Publisher description
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YDXCP
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Shakow, Miriam
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary ethnography
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  • Sacaba (Bolivia)
  • Political culture
  • Middle class
  • Group identity
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Group identity
  • Middle class
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Bolivia
  • Group identity
  • Group identity
  • Middle class
  • Middle class
  • Political culture
  • Political culture
  • Political science
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Structures, Social Interaction, Population, Social Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Politik
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Along the Bolivian Highway : Social Mobility and Political Culture in a New Middle Class, Miriam Shakow
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The formation of a new middle class -- The intimate politics of new middle classes in Sacaba -- Middling Sacabans respond to Evo and MAS -- Condemning clientelism -- Laments of betrayal -- Middle classes and debates over the definition of community
Control code
ocn885224269
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322514178
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812209822
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6qkhst
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)885224269
Label
Along the Bolivian Highway : Social Mobility and Political Culture in a New Middle Class, Miriam Shakow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The formation of a new middle class -- The intimate politics of new middle classes in Sacaba -- Middling Sacabans respond to Evo and MAS -- Condemning clientelism -- Laments of betrayal -- Middle classes and debates over the definition of community
Control code
ocn885224269
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322514178
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812209822
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6qkhst
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)885224269

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