(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Chachawarmi: Rhetorics and Lived Realities

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Birkbeck College


Latin America's turn away from neoliberalism and adoption of decolonising alternatives to devel-opment has been spearheaded—nowhere more so than Bolivia—by indigenous movements. The gender ideology of chachawarmi is part of this decolonisation programme, but has been criticised for disguising gendered exploitation. These tensions are explored by looking at, in Escobar's words, ‘the concrete struggles within particular communities’. Based on long-term research in rural Bolivia (inter-Andean valley of Luribay),this article situates the chachawarmi ideal in the multiple influences on the recreation of gender identities, and considers the complex ways in which chachawarmi as mobilised politically may influence gendered power


Article of periodic

published at : Bulletin of Latin American research / ISSN 1470-9856

Editor : Blackwell , Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1995)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 33, no1 [pp. 76-90]
Published in 2014



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1111/blar.12071

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