Along the Bolivian Highway

This book narrates the unexpected dilemmas middle-class Bolivians have faced following the coming to power of a left-wing, indigenous movement. Shakow argues that new middle classes in Bolivia, as elsewhere in the Third World, constitute a significant force that profoundly shapes politics and social life.

Along the Bolivian Highway
Social Mobility and Political Culture in a New Middle Class

Miriam Shakow

2014 | 272 pages | Cloth $65.00
Anthropology
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Table of Contents

Note on Language

Introduction
Chapter 1. The Formation of a New Middle Class
Chapter 2. The Intimate Politics of New Middle Classes in Sacaba
Chapter 3. Middling Sacabans Respond to Evo and MAS
Chapter 4. Condemning Clientelism
Chapter 5. Laments of Betrayal
Chapter 6. Middle Classes and Debates over the Definition of Community
Conclusion

Notes
Family Tree of Doña Saturnina Ramírez
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments