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Title: ‘To Fill Yourself with Goodness’: Revolutionary Self-Making in Bolivarian Venezuela
Authors: Wilde, Matt
First Published: 25-Sep-2017
Publisher: Wiley for Society for Latin American Studies
Citation: Bulletin of Latin American Research, 2018, 37 (2), pp. 130-143
Abstract: This article explores how utopian visions are articulated by chavista activists in Venezuela through the practice of “revolutionary self‐making”. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in the city of Valencia between 2008 and 2012, it aims to demonstrate how close attention to the formation of new moral and spiritual selves is an integral part of the way that chavistas enact and experience political protagonism. In doing so, the article seeks to provide a ground level view of utopian visions as they are manifested discursively and practically in everyday life.
DOI Link: 10.1111/blar.12631
ISSN: 0261-3050
eISSN: 1470-9856)
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2018. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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