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Political Violence and the Grassroots in Lima, Peru

Jo‐Marie Burt

in The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America: Rethinking Participation and Representation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198781837
eISBN:
9780191598968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198781830.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In the early 1990s, the rural‐based Maoist guerrilla organization, know as Shining Path, held Lima virtually under siege. The capture of the movement's leader by the Fujimori government in 1992 ... More


The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Miguel La Serna

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Peru's indigenous peoples played a key role in the tortured tale of Shining Path guerrillas from the 1960s through the first decade of the twenty-first century. The villagers of Chuschi and Huaychao, ... More


To Cross the River: Initial Peasant Support for Shining Path

Miguel La Serna

in The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna.9
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The Inicio de la Lucha Armada (ILA, Initiation of the Armed Struggle)—the burning of the ballot boxes and administrative center in Chuschi on 17 May 1980— marked the first episode of the Shining Path ... More


Before the Shining Path: Politics in Rural Ayacucho, 1895–1980

Jaymie Heilman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770941
eISBN:
9780804775786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770941.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

From 1980 to 1992, Maoist Shining Path rebels, Peruvian state forces, and Andean peasants waged a bitter civil war that left some 69,000 people dead. Using archival research and oral interviews, this ... More


To Defend the Mountaintop: Initial Peasant Resistance to Shining Path

Miguel La Serna

in The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the counterrebellion in Huaychao, which symbolized the indigenous peasants' violent rejection of the guerrillas and altered the historical trajectory of the community, region, ... More


Integrating Gender into Human Security: Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Narda Henríquez and Christina Ewig

in Gender, Violence, and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770207
eISBN:
9780814770139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770207.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the deep linkages between everyday insecurities and the violence of war in Peru's internal conflict between the military and Shining Path guerillas in the 1980s and 1990s.This ... More


Abandoned Again: 1978 Onward

in Before the Shining Path: Politics in Rural Ayacucho, 1895–1980

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770941
eISBN:
9780804775786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770941.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the re-emergence of the politics of abandon in Ayacucho, Peru, in 1978. It suggests that General Juan Velasco Alvarado's ouster and the military government's decision to ... More


Beyond 1965

Michael F. Brown and Eduardo Fernandez

in War of Shadows: The Struggle for Utopia in the Peruvian Amazon

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520074354
eISBN:
9780520911352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520074354.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The Peruvian government declared the Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria (MIR)'s act of revolutionary boldness a failure. The hunt for the Asháninkas believed to have aided the guerrillas ... More


To Turn the Corner: After Shining Path

Miguel La Serna

in The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna.11
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The political violence in Ayacucho, Peru affected the lives of indigenous peasants in a number of ways. Those who originally supported Shining Path faced a daily threat of attacks by state ... More


Introduction

in Before the Shining Path: Politics in Rural Ayacucho, 1895–1980

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770941
eISBN:
9780804775786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770941.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of the Partido Comunista del Perú-Por el Sendero Luminoso de Mariátegui or the Maoist Shining Path (PCP-SL) in ... More


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