The Streets as Examples of “True” Democracy? The South-American Experience

  title={The Streets as Examples of “True” Democracy? The South-American Experience},
  author={C. D. Torre},
  journal={Estudos Ibero-americanos},
  • C. D. Torre
  • Published 2015
  • Art, Sociology
  • Estudos Ibero-americanos
Building on the existing literature this paper analyzes how – at the turn of the century and into the 21st century – activists in Ecuador, Venezuela and Bolivia constructed narratives that focused on “the people in action”. Advocates of the insurrections framed myths of the pure and oppressed people revolting against the tyranny of economic and political elites. Elites responded by differentiating the authentic people from the mob. Indigenous and other poor and non-white protestors were… Expand
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