PSC380.22 Political Struggle and Indigenous Resistance in Latin America

Taught in Spanish. This course explores and compares the ways in which contemporary indigenous peoples in Latin American organize politically. We’ll examine the effects of this political activity on the democratic systems of the states of Latin America, which had been accustomed to a marginalized role for “Indians” among the electorate. The goals of the course include:

  • To compare the political development of contemporary in Latin American indigenous movements who use ethnicity and ethnic identity as an organizing principle.
  • To study the relationships of these movements with the respective states and their central policies.
  • To study literature on indigenous movements in Latin America.
  • To develop a critical understanding of the political perspectives of indigenous peoples.


This course is taught at the Pontificia Universidad Católica and may not be offered every semester. It may also be registered as ANT 380.22.

Department: Political Science

Location: Santiago

Credits: 3