Donnerstag, 16. Januar 2014, 16:00 - 18:00 iCal

Intimate Indigeneities:

Exploring Race, Sex and History in the Small Spaces of Andean Life. Vortrag von Andrew Canessa

Semiarraum IE, Institut für Afrikawissenschaften, Erdgeschoss
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 5, 1090 Wien


The work of postcolonial scholars direct us to look at the erotics of power in (post) colonial relationships, what Nandy (1983) has called "the homology between sexual and political dominance." Bolivia is one of many examples where indigenous people have been dominated through a very gendered exercise of racial power. In recent years, however, such a formulation of racialised power appears to have been seriously challenged if not reversed by the election of Evo Morales. This presentation, based on a recent book, explores the intimacies of race, sex and power in contemporary Bolivia, looking at the lives of village people as well as national politics.

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Institut für Internationale Entwicklung


Lydia Steinmassl
Institut für Internationale Entwicklung