Ethnicity And The Persistence Of Inequality: The Case of Peru

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

byRosemary Thorp, Maritza Paredes

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Understanding why inequality is so great and has persevered for centuries in a number of Latin American countries requires tools that go beyond economics. Inequality between indigenous groups and others has been particularly harsh and persistent. This book applies a truly interdisciplinary approach to the specific case of Peru, seeking out the dynamics of the interactions between the society, the polity, the geography and the economy. Ethnic discrimination and prejudice emerge as central themes, explored through people's own perceptions and life experiences. The book attempts to extend the boundaries of our understanding and contributes to the growing interest in ethnicity and conflict by developing and exploring the interactions between institutions and the inequalities between groups.

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Understanding why inequality is so great and has persevered for centuries in a number of Latin American countries requires tools that go beyond economics. Inequality between indigenous groups and others has been particularly harsh and persistent. This book applies a truly interdisciplinary approach to the specific case of Peru, seeking...

ROSEMARY THORP was Emeritus Fellow at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK, and also Emeritus Reader of the University. She was Director of the Latin American Centre several times, and in 2003-4 Director of Queen Elizabeth House. Moreover, Rosemary was Chair of Oxfam GB between 2001 and 2006. Among her principal works are Per...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230280005

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Appendix: Background on Peru
The Complexity and Salience of Ethnic Identity in Peru
Appendix: The Methodology of the CRISE Perception Survey: The Questionnaire and the Sample; D.Sulmont
Measuring Group Inequalities; A.Figueroa, M.Paredes & R.Thorp
Persistent Inequalities in Education; A.Figueroa, M.Paredes & R.Thorp
The Historical Embedding of Group Inequalities: From the Colony to the War with Chile; C.Contreras, M.Paredes & R.Thorp
The Embedding of Regional Inequality and the Consequences for Group Inequalities: the 1890s to the 1960s; C.Contreras, M.Paredes & R.Thorp
The Evolving Crisis and Consequences for Group Inequality, 1968-90
The Fujimori Years: the Peak of Political and Economic Exclusion
Conclusion