Imagining the ‘Promised Land’: The Catholic Church and Frontier Colonization in the Province of Sandia, Peru (1958 – 1972)

Oehri, Noah (16 July 2018). Imagining the ‘Promised Land’: The Catholic Church and Frontier Colonization in the Province of Sandia, Peru (1958 – 1972) (Unpublished). In: Congreso Internacional de Americanistas. Salamanca. Juli 2018.

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This paper aims to trace the process of colonization and frontier settlement in the Province of Sandia (Puno, Peru) and consider it as a case-study of how ideas of social progress and development were constructed and propagated by the Catholic Church. Based on archival documents collected in Peru, this paper argues that the frontier environment was discursively constructed as a ‘promised land’, describing a pioneer space which accommodated settler communities that had not only spatially abandoned the altiplano, but also the religious and social heritage from the highlands.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Institute of History, Iberian and Latin American History

Graduate School:

Graduate School of the Humanities (GSH)

UniBE Contributor:

Oehri, Noah

Subjects:

900 History > 980 History of South America

Language:

Español

Submitter:

Noah Oehri

Date Deposited:

21 Mar 2019 12:34

Last Modified:

21 Mar 2019 12:34

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/126357

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