The Allure of Labor: Workers, Race and the Making of the Peruvian State. PAULO DRINOT: Duke University Press, 2011
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Keywords

Robert L. Smale
the Peruvian State
PAULO DRINOT
Labor in Peru
Race in Peru

How to Cite

Smale, R. (2013). The Allure of Labor: Workers, Race and the Making of the Peruvian State. PAULO DRINOT: Duke University Press, 2011. Estudios Interdisciplinarios De América Latina Y El Caribe, 23(2), 157-160. Retrieved from http://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/72

Abstract

The Peruvian elite, during the first several decades of the twentieth century, viewed industrialization as a panacea for the country’s perceived shortcomings, according to historian Paulo Drinot. They believed in industry’s talismanic power as a civilizing and modernizing force. While industrialization might have its dark side—the spread of subversive, leftist ideologies and social instability—it was a risk that modernizing elites were willing to take. They especially saw industrial work as a solution to what they judged to be Peru’s most bedeviling impediment: the country’s indigenous population.
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