This paper analyses information about salient ethnic identities collected through a survey applied in three areas of Peru in August 2005, and through follow-up interviews in June 2006. It explores the fluidity of ethnic identity in Peru and the role of persistent prejudice against the indigenous population in the country. The cases examined also provide insights into different perceptions of the effects and consequences of the salient ethnic identities. Finally, it attempts to contribute some insights to explain the relative lack of engagement in political action in the country, whether ethnically driven or not.
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CRISE Working Paper 40, 35 pp.