Dominant narratives, social violence and the practice of Bolivian archaeology

  title={Dominant narratives, social violence and the practice of Bolivian archaeology},
  author={David Kojan and Dante Angelo},
  journal={Journal of Social Archaeology},
  pages={383 - 408}
Recent social violence in Bolivia is examined in the context of that country's dominant historical narratives. The practice of archaeology in Bolivia is intimately tied to the development of nationalism and a history of colonialism. While the history of Bolivian archaeology has seen multiple interpretations of the past, the dominant voices have consistently emphasized understandings of the past that legitimize and bolster Bolivian nationalism and contemporary social politics. In particular… 

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