¨Culture¨as Stereotype: Public Uses in Ecuador


  • Por: Xavier Andrade
  • Páginas: 24
  • Publicación: 2002

This chapter discusses ways in which public uses of the concept of culture contributed to regional tensions in Ecuador during the last two decades of the twentieth century, with a particular focus on the central place acquired by racialized discourses about masculinity within popular and elite conceptualizations of political power. Considering these discourses as elements selected to represent “culture” for public broadcasting, I discuss how diversely situated actors employed them to serve opposing aims.