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    Chachawarmi: rhetorics and lived realities

    Maclean, Kate (2014) Chachawarmi: rhetorics and lived realities. Bulletin of Latin American Research 33 (1), pp. 76-90. ISSN 0261-3050.

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    Latin America's turn away from neoliberalism and adoption of decolonising alternatives to development 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, 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.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Boliviade, Chachawarmi, decolonisation, gender, intersectionality, indigenous
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2013 08:44
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:06


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