Llamas Weavings Organic Chocolate: Multicultural Grassroots Development in the Andes and Amazon Of/Bolivia

$45.00

Llamas Weavings Organic Chocolate: Multicultural Grassroots Development in the Andes and Amazon Of/Bolivia

91 in stock

Description

Bolivia, like most developing countries around the world, strove for decades to imitate Western and particularly U.S. methods of development, importing the latest technologies, institutions, crops, and livestock. Finally, beginning in the 1970s, faced with many striking instances of failure in the application of the North American modernization paradigm, diverse sectors of Bolivian civil society turned inward to rediscover their country s own multicultural identities and agrarian wisdom as sources of strength upon which to build their own socioeconomic development. The shift spawned a proliferation of development projects grounded in a new “indigenization” or revitalization of cultural traditions.

Llamas, Weavings, and Organic Chocolate: Multicultural Grassroots Development in the Andes and Amazon of Bolivia is the story of Bolivian rural development and cultural change. Part I provides an overview of the history of rural development in Bolivia–the long history of anti-in