Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Indigenismo, Indianismo, and Incaísmo in Peru: Negotiating narratives of identity and class in a neoliberal hegemony
Authors: Sanchez, Merare
Keywords: Text;Honors papers;Latin American and Latinx Studies, Department of
Issue Date: May-2018
Abstract: A survey of contemporary Peruvian life reveals the failures of the nation-state model in its attempt to assimilate the indigenous worlds and peoples into the project of Modernity. Through the political ideologies and discourses of Indigenismo, Incaísmo, and Indianismo, intellectuals and politicians negotiated the place of pre-Hispanic collectivities and their descendants within imposed Western models, attempting to claim a space for indigenous groups within the body politic. Under Neoliberal narratives of progress, formal education was identified as the solution for poverty and inequality. Nevertheless, economic inequality and discrimination persist and are often masked within the academic realm. This study explores Indigenismo and Incaísmo as political projects that have contributed to the reification of hierarchical and exploitative practices supporting the artifice of Modern nation-states. These failed Western models are contested by more recent political movements spearheaded by Indianismo, under its banner of resistance. The very existence of these contestatory spaces reveals the incomplete nature of the project of Modernity.
Appears in Collections:Honors Papers

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Honors LTNS Merare Sanchez Final Paper.pdf1.43 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.