The Mobilization of Colombian Ethnic Minorities

Alvaro Velasco Álvarez

in Rural Social Movements in Latin America

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033327
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038391 | DOI:
The Mobilization of Colombian Ethnic Minorities

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This chapter discusses an analysis of how Colombian ethnic minorities have mobilized to overcome the legacy of Spanish colonialism that had destroyed their past. It also focuses on the efforts of the indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities to recover their heritage and traditions, as well as to protect their communities from the impact of both the internal armed conflict and neoliberal policies in Colombia.

Keywords: ethnic minorities; Spanish colonialism; heritage; traditions; armed conflict; neoliberal policies; Colombia; Afro-Colombian communities

Chapter.  8468 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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