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Lifelong Learners Lecture: Ethnicity and the Politics of Identity: Upper Peru and Bolivia

Date & Time:
November 29, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Rosedale Community Hall 901 - 11 Ave NW
Dr. Jose Gordillo, Dept. of History

LARC Fellow Dr. Jose Gordillo will give a talk "Ethnicity and the Politics of Identity: Upper Peru and Bolivia" as part of the Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners (CALL) Latin American Issues series on Nov 29 1:30-3pm at the Rosedale Community Hall 901 - 11 Ave NW. Free and open to the public. 

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Summary: Latin America is a region populated by multiethnic societies. Indigenous and European peoples have interacted in a multitude of ways during more than five centuries, forging a rich and diverse cultural environment. This presentation, is focused on the conflictive evolving process that links ethnicity with power in Bolivia, during the colonial and postcolonial periods. The presentation takes a historical and anthropological perspective of culture to explore the role of ethnicity and identity in the process of imagining a modern and postmodern Latin American nation.