Jun 5, 2020
Bolivia’s 1953 Agrarian Reform Law sought to disperse land ownership, break up large holdings, and abolish unpaid labor. What followed—when high expectations were confronted with the limits of what the government would achieve—helps explain the skepticism of indigenous agriculturalists toward ongoing efforts at land reform led by Evo Morales today. In this episode of entreVistas, CLAS MA alum Ámber Miranzo and Mareike Winchell, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, discuss Winchell’s research in Bolivia, where she studies questions of indigeneity and governance and how histories of agrarian servitude have shaped the terms of citizenship and political inclusion in the present. These topics are explored in her book project, "After Servitude: Indigenous Critique and the Undoing of Property in Bolivia."
entreVistas: chats about Latin American politics, culture, and history, featuring faculty, students, and visitors at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago