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Bolivia kvinnorörelser och multietnisk stat

Norrman, Irma (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis examines the possibility of Bolivian indigenous women’s social movements’ getting their demands of a gender equal society fulfilled in the new state which was initiated in 2005 when Evo Morales became the first president representing the indigenous people of the country. By using a qualitative method I have showed that although the Bolivian indigenous women’s social movements’ historically has been significant political actors for social change in the country, with representation at both regional and national level, Bolivian women are still subordinated in the social and political sphere. By applying a feminist intersectional perspective which takes its point of departure in a understanding of power as multidimensional, where... (More)
This thesis examines the possibility of Bolivian indigenous women’s social movements’ getting their demands of a gender equal society fulfilled in the new state which was initiated in 2005 when Evo Morales became the first president representing the indigenous people of the country. By using a qualitative method I have showed that although the Bolivian indigenous women’s social movements’ historically has been significant political actors for social change in the country, with representation at both regional and national level, Bolivian women are still subordinated in the social and political sphere. By applying a feminist intersectional perspective which takes its point of departure in a understanding of power as multidimensional, where gender, ethnicity and class are constitutive principals, multiculturalism theories and a social movements theory framework, I have found that even if institutional changes, that opened the system increased the indigenous women’s social movements political participation in Bolivia, power structures based on gender limited their possibilities to influence both socially and politically. With a political party that represents the indigenous in power there are no guaranties that the Bolivian indigenous women’s social movements will have their demands fulfilled. (Less)
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author
Norrman, Irma
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
womens social movements, intersectionality, Bolivia, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1327495
date added to LUP
2006-09-07
date last changed
2006-09-07
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines the possibility of Bolivian indigenous women’s social movements’ getting their demands of a gender equal society fulfilled in the new state which was initiated in 2005 when Evo Morales became the first president representing the indigenous people of the country. By using a qualitative method I have showed that although the Bolivian indigenous women’s social movements’ historically has been significant political actors for social change in the country, with representation at both regional and national level, Bolivian women are still subordinated in the social and political sphere. By applying a feminist intersectional perspective which takes its point of departure in a understanding of power as multidimensional, where gender, ethnicity and class are constitutive principals, multiculturalism theories and a social movements theory framework, I have found that even if institutional changes, that opened the system increased the indigenous women’s social movements political participation in Bolivia, power structures based on gender limited their possibilities to influence both socially and politically. With a political party that represents the indigenous in power there are no guaranties that the Bolivian indigenous women’s social movements will have their demands fulfilled.},
  author       = {Norrman, Irma},
  keyword      = {womens social movements,intersectionality,Bolivia,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bolivia kvinnorörelser och multietnisk stat},
  year         = {2006},
}