Peruvian Quechua Poetry (1993-2008). Cultural Agency in Central Andes
In this article, I propose that Peruvian Quechua citizens have emphasized their cultural agency in order to organize a political and social movement. For this purpose, they have developed projects with several media (literature, video, music). My article focuses on the study of Quechua poetry as a tool of empowerment for the advancement of their political and social agenda. In the first part, I contextualize the production of Quechua Poetry in global and local flows. I address issues of the construction of cultural and social identities, the revitalization of the Quechua language, and how both the construction of a Quechua cultural and social identity and the revitalization of their language challenge local and global institutions and organizations. The second part is a reflection on the research of new social Andean movements. Quechua people have already been successful in their struggle for civil rights and have achieved recognition from other Peruvian citizens through cultural agency.