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Varese (Stefano) Papers
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Articles by Varese, correspondence, and lecture and conference materials.
Stefano Varese was a professor of Native American Studies, University of California, Davis. Varese was born in Genova, Italy in 1939 during the tumultuous eras of Fascist Italy and World War II. In 1957, he traveled to Peru where he lived with his father and obtained a Diploma in History (1964), B.S. in Ethnology (1966), and a Ph.D. in Anthropology (1967) at the Catholic University in Lima, Peru. Liberation Theology greatly influenced Varese’s worldview and he devoted his studies to the sovereignty of Indigenous people in Peru and the Amazon. These formative years shaped Varese’s Indigenous-centric philosophy of social justice that combined a Marxist materialist analysis with indigenous spirituality and epistemology.
19 linear feet
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