Guillermo Delgado-P.

is an Andean anthropologist in the faculty of the Anthropology Department of the University of California Santa Cruz. He is a member of the Bolivian Research Review, editor of T. Delgado Gonzales' Carne de Cañón. ¡Ahora Arde Kollitas! Diario de Guerra, 1932-1933 (Plural, 2015), and writes on social movements, Quechua, indigeneity, and the anthropology of mining.


The Radical Anti-imperialist Consciousness of Bolivian Tin Miners in the Early 20th-Century

With the ascendance of Evo Morales to the presidency of Bolivia, the government disinterred “anti-imperialist” sentiments to challenge the overbearing influence of the United States on Bolivian politics. This renewed anti-imperialist discourse draws from layers of localized history accreted during Bolivia’s long status as a peripheral country entangled in the workings of the world system. My intention here is not to focus on the re-emergence of this politics today, but to re-assess the origins and conditions of anti-imperialist consciousness among workers the 20th-century Bolivian Andes.