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About the Series ix Preface and Acknowledgments xi Introduction. Beyond Enigma: An Agenda for Interpreting Shining Path and Peru, 1980-1995 / Steve J. Stern 1 Part I. Within and Against History: Conceptualizing Roots 1. From Race to Class: Insurgent Intellectuals de provincia in Peru, 1910-1970 / Marisol de la Cadena 22 2. On Poor Relations and the Nouveau Riche: Shining Path and the Radical Peruvian Left / Ivan Hinojosa 60 3. Chronicle of a Path Foretold? Velasco's Revolution, Vanguardia Revolucionaria, and "Shining Omens" in the Indigenous Communities of Andahuaylas / Florencia E. Mallon 84 Part II. The Conquest that Failed: The War for the Center-South Introduction to Part II 121 4. Harvesting Storms: Peasant Rondas and the Defeat of Sendero Luminoso in Ayacucho / Carlos Ivan Degregori 128 5. Family, Culture, and "Revolution": Everyday Life with Sendero Luminoso / Ponciano del Pino H. 158 6. The War of the Central Sierra / Nelson Manrique 192 7. Villagers at Arms: War and Counterrevolution in the Central-South Andes / Orin Starn 224 Part III. Obliterating Third Paths: The Battles of Lima and Puno Introduction to Part III 261 8. Shining Path and the "Decisive Battle" in Lima's Barriadas: The Case of Villa El Salvador / Jo-Marie Burt 267 9. Apogee and Crisis of a "Third Path": Mariateguismo, "People's War," and Counterinsurgency in Puno, 1987-1994 / Jose Luis Renique 307 Part IV. Women as Citizen-Subjects: Exploring the Gendered War Introduction to Part IV 341 10. Women in War: Impact and Responses / Isabel Coral Cordero 345 Part V. Political Rule, Political Culture: The Ironic Legacies of War Introduction to Part V 377 11. Civil-Military Relations in Peru, 1980-1996: How to Control and Coopt the Military (and the consequences of doing so) / Enrique Obando 385 12. Alberto Fujimori: "The Man Peru Needed?" / Patricia Oliart 411 13. Sendero Luminoso and Human Rights: A Perverse Logic that Captured the Country / Carlos Basombrio Iglesias 425 14. Human Rights and Social Referents: The Construction of New Sensibilities / Hortensia Munoz 447 Conclusion. Shining and Other Paths: The Origins, Dynamics, and Legacies of War, 1980-1995 / Steve J. Stern 470 Abbreviations and Organizations 477 Bibliography 481 Index 511 Contributors 533

About the Author

Steve J. Stern is Alberto Flores Galindo Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His books include Peru's Indian Peoples and the Challenge of Spanish Conquest: Huamanga to 1640, Resistance, Rebellion, and Consciousness in the Andean Peasant World, 18th to 20th Centuries, and The Secret History of Gender: Women, Men, and Power in Late Colonial Mexico.

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"This book unquestionably exceeds the editor's and contributors' expectations `that the whole of the collaborative work is larger than the sum of its parts'. . . . The volume offers insightful and comprehensive analyses and interpretations of the most violent and destructive terrorist movement in the Americas. . . . The contributions are all uniformly valuable. . . . The excellent scholarship, style, editing, and translations all combine to make this one of the best volumes on the Shining Path available in English. Highly recommended for all readers. . . ." -- Choice "Steve J. Stern has prepared with utmost care a rich and satisfying intellectual banquet in Shining and Other Paths . . . . [M]asterfully crafted and satisfying . . . . Few edited volumes reflect such coherence and high quality across all the contributors. Steve Stern and his collaborators have produced a definitive contribution to scholarship that manages to satisfy quite completely our need to understand the radical movement that came so close to taking power in the early 1990s, as well as its enduring effects on Peruvian society and politics." -- David Scott Palmer * r Hispanic American Historical Review * "[G]athers important scholarly voices to demystify the Shining Path by locating it in relationship to other social and political processes through nuanced studies of specific issues and regions. . . . [A]n important and useful contribution to understanding a movement that for far more than a decade disastrously shook Peru and its scholarship." -- David Knowlton * American Ethnologist * "Shining and Other Paths, ably edited by Stern, presents analyses by U. S. scholars and several important Peruvian scholars and activists, some of whose work has never before been available in English. . . . [W]ide-ranging and detailed. . . ." -- Eric Selbin * Latin American Research Review * "Shining and Other Paths will be an indispensable text . . . as it provides one of the most comprehensive and well-documented explorations to date of the historical origins and development of Shining Path." -- Phillip Mauceri * Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs * "This collection of essays will bring to English-language readers the most comprehensive, most nuanced exploration of Shining Path-and of Peru during the last fifteen years-available."- John Tutino, Georgetown University "A brilliantly conceived and executed study of the guerrilla insurgency in Peru. . . . This is exactly the kind of historically grounded work on Shining Path that we have long lacked and happily now have."-Peter Klaren, George Washington University "Steve J. Stern has prepared with utmost care a rich and satisfying intellectual banquet in Shining and Other Paths . . . . [M]asterfully crafted and satisfying . . . . Few edited volumes reflect such coherence and high quality across all the contributors. Steve Stern and his collaborators have produced a definitive contribution to scholarship that manages to satisfy quite completely our need to understand the radical movement that came so close to taking power in the early 1990s, as well as its enduring effects on Peruvian society and politics." - David Scott Palmer, Hispanic American Historical Review "[G]athers important scholarly voices to demystify the Shining Path by locating it in relationship to other social and political processes through nuanced studies of specific issues and regions. . . . [A]n important and useful contribution to understanding a movement that for far more than a decade disastrously shook Peru and its scholarship." - David Knowlton, American Ethnologist "Shining and Other Paths, ably edited by Stern, presents analyses by U. S. scholars and several important Peruvian scholars and activists, some of whose work has never before been available in English. . . . [W]ide-ranging and detailed. . . ." - Eric Selbin, Latin American Research Review "Shining and Other Paths will be an indispensable text . . . as it provides one of the most comprehensive and well-documented explorations to date of the historical origins and development of Shining Path." - Phillip Mauceri, Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs "This book unquestionably exceeds the editor's and contributors' expectations `that the whole of the collaborative work is larger than the sum of its parts'. . . . The volume offers insightful and comprehensive analyses and interpretations of the most violent and destructive terrorist movement in the Americas. . . . The contributions are all uniformly valuable. . . . The excellent scholarship, style, editing, and translations all combine to make this one of the best volumes on the Shining Path available in English. Highly recommended for all readers. . . ." - Choice

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