In 1964, Salvador Allende signed the 'Cautín Pact' with leftist Mapuche organisations in Temuco in which they pledged to support Allende's presidential campaign and he vowed to introduce important socio-economic reforms to benefit Mapuche communities and to respect their culture and religion. As has been argued in previous studies, there were limitations to the implementation of these reforms in practice. This article suggests, however, that even so, an important space was opened up for - and by -Mapuche people within the government's left-wing nationalist project. This shift was also reflected in the works of intellectuals closely linked to the Unidad Popular.
|Translated title of the contribution||Debates about Ethnicity, Class and Nation in Allende's Chile|
|Pages (from-to)||319 - 338|
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Bulletin of Latin American Research|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2007|