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In Search of an Inca examines how people in the Andean region have invoked the Incas to question and rethink colonialism and injustice, from the time of the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century until the late twentieth century. It stresses the recurrence of the "Andean utopia," that is, the idealization of the precolonial past as an era of harmony, justice, and prospeIn Search of an Inca examines how people in the Andean region have invoked the Incas to question and rethink colonialism and injustice, from the time of the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century until the late twentieth century. It stresses the recurrence of the "Andean utopia," that is, the idealization of the precolonial past as an era of harmony, justice, and prosperity and the foundation for political and social agendas for the future. In this award-winning work, Alberto Flores Galindo highlights how different groups imagined the pre-Hispanic world as a model for a new society. These included those conquered by the Spanish in the sixteenth century but also rebels in the colonial and modern era and a heterogeneous group of intellectuals and dissenters. This sweeping and accessible history of the Andes over the last five hundred years offers important reflections on and grounds for comparison of memory, utopianism, and resistance....

Title : In Search of an Inca: Identity and Utopia in the Andes
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ISBN : 9780521598613
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 270 Pages
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In Search of an Inca: Identity and Utopia in the Andes Reviews

  • secondwomn
    2019-02-10 17:18

    series of essays that trace andean utopia ideology since the spanish conquest. flores galindo is deservedly one of the lights of recent peruvian scholarship and this translation is easily reabable.