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Political CultureAnd the Mass Public

Susan C. Stokes

in Cultures in Conflict

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 1995 | ISBN: 9780520086173
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916234 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520086173.003.0006
Political CultureAnd the Mass Public

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This chapter draws on survey data to explore the bifurcated mentalities and practices associated with local political culture among Independencia's mass voting population, addressing two sets of questions. The first set concerns the relevance to the mass population of patterns among leaders. Does survey analysis confirm the existence of a rift in popular political culture in Peru between “radicals” and “clients”? The second set of questions concerns the link between contemporary and historical patterns. Do data about individuals confirm the historical sequence of changes leading to the rise of a new social movement among the urban poor?

Keywords: Independencia; political culture; bifurcation; social movements; urban poor

Chapter.  7793 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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