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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


The Shining Path: The Organization and Support of a Left-Wing Group

Jenna Jordan

in Leadership Decapitation: Strategic Targeting of Terrorist Organizations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503608245
eISBN:
9781503610675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503608245.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter 6 explores the case of the Shining Path and accounts for variation in the outcome of targeting efforts. As the Shining Path became less bureaucratic in structure and experienced a loss in ... 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


Staging Peace: Community Organizations, Theatrical Performance, and Violent Conflict in Peru

Steven T. Zech

in Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190056896
eISBN:
9780190056933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056896.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the ways in which civil action by nonstate actors influenced the trajectory of armed conflict in Peru during the 1980s and 1990s. Religious organizations, labor unions, and NGOs ... More


Between Maoists and Millionaires, 1975–1996

Mark Rice

in Making Machu Picchu: The Politics of Tourism in Twentieth-Century Peru

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643533
eISBN:
9781469643557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643533.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Burdened with debt, the national state withdrew its investment in tourism development in Cusco in the late 1970s. More ominously, the growth of the Maoist Shining Path rebellion and its attacks on ... 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

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.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Ayacucho is the epicenter of a civil war between 1980 and 2000 that claimed the lives of 69,000. Chuschi, a village in Ayacucho, served as an early stronghold for the Shining Path guerrilla and the ... 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


Conclusion

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/9780804770941.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of the Maoist Shining Path (PCP-SL) in rural Ayacucho, Peru, during the period from 1895 to 1980. It suggests that the emergence of ... More


Parallel Tracks and Fraught Encounters: The Human Rights and Feminist Movements (and Campesina Protagonism) in Peru

Pascha Bueno-Hansen

in Feminist and Human Rights Struggles in Peru: Decolonizing Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039423
eISBN:
9780252097539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039423.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the struggles and gaps between the protagonism of rural Andean women, or campesinas, and the priorities of the human rights and feminist movements in Peru as they try to address ... More


Andean Truths: Transitional Justice, Ethnicity, and Cultural Production in Post-Shining Path Peru

Anne Lambright

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382516
eISBN:
9781786945471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382516.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Andean Truths: Transitional Justice, Ethnicity, and Cultural Production in Post-Shining Path Peru studies how literature, drama, film, and the visual arts contest the dominant narrative of national ... More


Iconography of a prison massacre: drawings by Peruvian Shining Path war survivors

Anouk Guiné (ed.)

in Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526117465
eISBN:
9781526150486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526117472.00020
Subject:
Art, Art History

Anouk Guiné’s study is set against the background of the civil war between the Communist Party of Peru (PCP), also known as Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), and the Peruvian state, a conflict that ... More


Repertoires and Restraint

Amelia Hoover Green

in The Commander's Dilemma: Violence and Restraint in Wartime

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726477
eISBN:
9781501726484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726477.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of repertoires of violence, which refer to the forms of violence frequently used by an actor. While political scientists have examined repertoires of ... More


Small Towns and Giant Hells: The Politics of Abandon in Rural Ayacucho, 1895–1919

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/9780804770941.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the history of the politics of abandon in the small towns of Ayacucho, Peru, during the period from 1859 to 1919. It explains that the campesinos of Luricocha faced violent ... More


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