The Emergence of an Indigenous Social Actor in Southern Chile: Mapuche Social Capital and a Contentious Social Movement in La Araucanía
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This paper consists of two parts. In Part One, the concept of social capital is defined and the debate surrounding it is summarized. In Part Two, a particular type of social capital, a ‘contentious social movement’ is analyzed by means of a case study of the Mapuche indian Consejo de Todas las Tierras of southern Chile.