Mediating Indigeneity: Public Space and the Making of Political Identity in Andean Peru

@inproceedings{Hirsch2016MediatingIP,
  title={Mediating Indigeneity: Public Space and the Making of Political Identity in Andean Peru},
  author={E. Hirsch},
  year={2016}
}
This article investigates the relationship between political identity and public space in the communities of the Colca Valley, in Peru's rural Andes, by examining two moments in which the built environment became a medium for formatting and engaging a local indigeneity. The first is the colonial invasion, during which the reduccion plan condensed and dispersed “unruly” native subjects around a public square and a church. The second is the contemporary moment, in which that same space is used to… Expand

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