The Independent Republic of Arequipa : Making Regional Culture in the Andes
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The Independent Republic of Arequipa : Making Regional Culture in the Andes

Arequipa, Peru's second largest city, has the most intense regional culture in the central Andes. Arequipenos fiercely conceive of themselves as exceptional and distinctive, yet also broadly representative of the nation's overall hybrid nature—a blending of coast (modern, 'white') and sierra (traditional, 'indigenous'). The Independent Republic of Arequipa investigates why and how this regional identity developed in a boom of cultura...