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New Cartographies of the Bolivian State in the Context of the Constituent Assembly, 2006–2007

DENISE Y. ARNOLD

in Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032641
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038230 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032641.003.0007
New Cartographies of the Bolivian State in the Context of the Constituent Assembly, 2006–2007

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This chapter examines new maps or cartographies of the Bolivian state in the context of the 2006-7 constituent assembly. It analyzes both senses of subalternity in the present situation of political change in Bolivia and compares the dominant mestizo-criollo perspective of previous governments. The findings reveal that the present structure of the Bolivian state is in crisis, at times verging on cries for civil war, and suggests that the immediate danger to the state is the emergence of regionalisms and fundamentalisms.

Keywords: Bolivia; carthographies; maps; subalternity; political change; mestizo-criollo; civil war; regionalism; fundamentalism

Chapter.  14101 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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