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Chachawarmi: Silence and Rival Voices on Decolonisation and Gender Politics in Andean Bolivia
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, Institute of Latin American Studies.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Latin American Studies, ISSN 0022-216X, E-ISSN 1469-767X, Vol. 43, no part 1, 65-91 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article addresses the 'coloniality of gender' in relation to rearticulated indigenous Aymara gender notions in contemporary Bolivia. While female indigenous activists tend to relate the subordination of women to colonialism and to see an emancipatory potential in the current process of decolonisation, there are middle-class advocates for gender equality and feminist activists who seem to fear that the 'decolonising politics' of the Evo Morales administration would abandon indigenous women to their 'traditional' silenced subordination within male-dominated structures. From the dynamics of indigenous decolonial projections, feminist critiques, middle-class misgivings and state politics, the article explores the implications of these different discourses on colonialism, decolonisation and women's subordination.

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2011. Vol. 43, no part 1, 65-91 p.
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coloniality of gender, female subordination, colonialism, decolonisation, chachawarmi, Aymara, Bolivia
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Humanities Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67467DOI: 10.1017/S0022216X10001793ISI: 000289437300003OAI: diva2:470688
authorCount :1Available from: 2011-12-29 Created: 2011-12-28 Last updated: 2011-12-29Bibliographically approved

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