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MANCERO ACOSTA, Mónica Patricia. “Forward, Motherland!” The invention of the nation under Rafael Correa. Rev. Mex. Sociol [online]. 2017, vol.79, n.2, pp.319-344. ISSN 2594-0651.

Rafael Correa’s regime in Ecuador, correísmo, has used control over the press and a conservative nationalist strategy based on the state to attempt to establish vertical hegemony. This article interprets this nationalistic rhetoric as the resurgence of a miscegenation project. The Citizens’ Revolution has challenged the notion of liberal citizenship and undertaken the task of inserting “traditional” subjects into a modern world. At the same time, it has appealed to the national community and built a model of a white-mestizo nation that buries differences and the political proposal of constructing a plurinational, intercultural state.

Keywords : nacionalism; correísmo; Ecuador; plurinational state; Citizens’ Revolution; press.

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