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Les trames de soi : régime d'autonomie et production du sujet indigène originaire paysan en Bolivie (Municipalité de Tarabuco)

Abstract : In 2010 was approved, in Bolivia, a brand new Constitution giving the right to the indigenous people to self-government according to each nation and indigenous people customs. The right to self-government was incorporated within the framework of the Peasant-Native-Indigenous Autonomy (PNIA). Nevertheless, The municipalities need to respond to the identity and identification criteria proposed by the PNIA in order to have access to a certain number of rights offered by the new dispositive. The Wefts of the Self aim to explain how the inhabitants of a small municipality located in southern Andes, weave themselves between different cosmopolitics in order to internalize a brand new legal category: subject of law “Peasant Native Indigenous”. Indeed, several and strong struggles appeared between different social organizations inside the Tarabuco Municipality, the peasant union, the indigenous communities and the neighbor’s assemblies. These conflicts had interrupted the conversion process. The three different social organizations fight over the values and norms that should regulate the incoming society. However, this fieldwork demonstrate that despite the conflicts the three social organization members share a underlying universe of meaning which the adoption of the PNIA force to redefine, transform or remove in order to produce a “indigenous subject” fitted with objective culture and nature. This phenomenon takes place under the decolonization injunction promoted by the coming Plurinational State. This work will contribute to understand how the State withdrawal in favor of indigenous people, in terms of decentralization of prerogatives, goes along with a normative redeployment through forms of identity categorization and assignment. And, subsequently, how local actors deal with these forms of categorization and assignment in the design of values and norms of their incoming society.
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Veronica Calvo Valenzuela. Les trames de soi : régime d'autonomie et production du sujet indigène originaire paysan en Bolivie (Municipalité de Tarabuco). Science politique. Institut d'études politiques de Paris - Sciences Po, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017IEPP0006⟩. ⟨tel-03653983⟩



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