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Inequality in the Peruvian Andes: Class and Ethnicity in Cuzco
Inequality in the Peruvian Andes: Class and Ethnicity in Cuzco
By Pierre L. Van Den Berghe and George P. Primov
University of Missouri Press, 1977, 324 pp

Despite the intimidating sociological jargon, there is much of interest here. Examining the Cuzco region, the authors find considerable social stratification and inequalities, but also surprisingly high mobility, both among groups and individuals. "The elites have circulated;" however, "the base of the pyramid [the Indians] has remained relatively stable."