Chachawarmi: Silence and Rival Voices on Decolonisation and Gender Politics in Andean Bolivia
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
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 43, no part 1, 65-91 p.
coloniality of gender, female subordination, colonialism, decolonisation, chachawarmi, Aymara, Bolivia
Humanities Gender Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67467DOI: 10.1017/S0022216X10001793ISI: 000289437300003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-67467DiVA: diva2:470688
authorCount :12011-12-292011-12-282011-12-29Bibliographically approved