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‘To fill yourself with goodness’: revolutionary self-making in Bolivarian Venezuela

Wilde, Matt (2017) ‘To fill yourself with goodness’: revolutionary self-making in Bolivarian Venezuela. Bulletin of Latin American Research. ISSN 0261-3050

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Identification Number: 10.1111/blar.12631


This article explores how utopian visions are articulated by chavista activists in Venezuela through the practice of 'revolutionary self-making'. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in the city of Valencia between 2008 and 2012, it aims to demonstrate how close attention to the formation of new moral and spiritual selves is an integral part of the way that chavistas enact and experience political protagonism. In doing so, the article seeks to provide a ground level view of utopian visions as they are manifested discursively and practically in everyday life.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author © CC BY 4.0
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 09:26
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2024 23:48

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