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Crossfire, Cactus, and Racial Constructions: The Chaco War and Indigenous People in Paraguay

René D. Harder Horst

in Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America: Race, Nation, and Community During the Liberal Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034874
eISBN:
9780813038438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034874.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter argues that the Chaco War had important consequences for indigenous people in both Bolivia and Paraguay that were involved in the war. Natives helped to shape the frontier and its ... More


Red Herrings: The Chaco and Iran–Iraq Wars

Emily Meierding

in The Oil Wars Myth: Petroleum and the Causes of International Conflict

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748288
eISBN:
9781501748950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748288.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter investigates two prominent red herrings: the Chaco War from 1932 to 1935 and the Iran–Iraq War from 1980 to 1988. It explains that the two red herring conflicts were widely assumed to ... More


Social Justice and the New Indigenous Politics: An Analysis of Guatemala, the Central Andes, and Chiapas

Susan Eva Eckstein and Timothy P. Wickham-Crowley

in What Justice? Whose Justice?: Fighting for Fairness in Latin America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237445
eISBN:
9780520936980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237445.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter appraises the initiative and activism practiced by the Latin American indigenous populations in achieving social justice, in recognition of difference. This end has been reached through ... More


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