Accepted Paper:

Postcolonial resistance: indigenous women defending Abya Yala  

Author:

Coro J-A Juanena (Autónoma University of Madrid and Comillas University)

Paper Short Abstract:

“Nothing about us, without us" that was the principle that were endorsed by Indigenous Women in the last World Conference of Indigenous Women, celebrated in Peru this year.

Paper long abstract:

"Nothing about us, without us" that was the principle that were endorsed by Indigenous Women in the last World Conference of Indigenous Women, celebrated in Peru this year. Indigenous Women have been presented to international organizations as a subaltern social group which has constructed a transnational identity. In this paper I would like to show the singularities of Indigenous women´s voices of Abya Yala. They have been raised as a movement of resistance against an invasion of their autochthonous territory by extractive industries.

The methodology will consist of a critical discourse analysis (CDA) of their formal statements as Indigenous Women of Abya Yala at international organizations as well as their own international spaces: Indigenous Women´s network. From both places they claim their own position as active voices inside (their) communities and at transnational spaces.

Panel P15
Gender and extractive industries in Latin America