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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."