Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui is a contemporary Aymara feminist sociologist, historian, and subaltern theorist from Bolivia. She draws upon anarchist theory as well as Quechua and Aymara cosmologies. She is the previous director and longtime member of the Taller de Historia Oral Andina (Workshop on Andean Oral History). She is also an activist who works directly with indigenous movements in Bolivia, such as the Katarista movement and the coca growers movement. Her best known work is Oppressed But Not Defeated: Peasant Struggles Among the Aymara and Quechua in Bolivia, 1900–1980 (Geneva: UNRISD, 1984). [source- Wikipedia]
An interview with Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui can be accessed here- Indigenous Anarchist Critique of Bolivia’s ‘Indigenous State’.
This article originally appeared as the fourth chapter to Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui’s recent book with which it shares its title, Ch’ixinakax utxiwa. Una reflexión sobre prácticas y discursos descolonizadores (Ch’ixinakax utxiwa: A Reflection on Practices and Discourses of Decolonization).
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