Mountains, 'Indios' and Cheese: A Multi-Sited Approach to Swiss Development Aid in the Andes

Müller, Andrea; Oehri, Noah (2020). Mountains, 'Indios' and Cheese: A Multi-Sited Approach to Swiss Development Aid in the Andes. La revista: boletín / Sociedad Suiza de Americanistas(80), pp. 23-37. Schweizerische Amerikanisten-Gesellschaft

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Reflecting on our profession as Latin American historians in Switzerland, this article discusses two international development cooperation projects – in Peru and Ecuador – that were funded and/or designed by Swiss organizations. Through these case studies, we first examine the Swiss presence in the “development” of the Andes and the ways in which Alpine collaborators constructed and reproduced a neo-indigenista discourse. Second, we analyze the interlinkages between development projects and sectors of the progressive Catholic Church, looking at how ideals and ideas of “liberation” and “development” were negotiated.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

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:

Müller, Andrea Heidy and Oehri, Noah

Subjects:

900 History > 980 History of South America

ISSN:

0582-1592

Publisher:

Schweizerische Amerikanisten-Gesellschaft

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Heidy Müller

Date Deposited:

25 Feb 2020 13:43

Last Modified:

25 Feb 2020 13:43

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.140312

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/140312

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