The elementary structuring of patriarchy

Bolivian women and transborder mobilities in the Andes

Edited by Menara Guizardi

The elementary structuring of patriarchy
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  • ISBN: 9781526176530
  • Publish Date: Apr 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Book Information

    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-7653-0
    • Pages: 288
    • Price: ¬£100.00
    • Published Date: April 2024
    • Series: Women on the Move


    Based on an ethnographic study on the Andean Tri-border (between Chile, Peru, and Bolivia), this volume addresses the experience of Aymara cross-border women from Bolivia employed in the rural valleys on the outskirts of Arica (Chile's northernmost city). As protagonists of transborder mobility circuits, these women are intersectionally impacted by different forms of social vulnerability. With a feminist anthropological perspective, the book investigates how the boundaries of gender are constructed in the (multi)situated experience of these transborder women. By building a bridge between classical anthropological studies on kinship and contemporary debates on transnational and transborder mobility, the book invites us to rethink structuralist theoretical assertions on the elementary character of family alliances.


    Part I: The volume and its theoretical approaches
    Introduction - Menara Guizardi and Herminia Gonz√°lvez
    1 The elemental triad - Menara Guizardi
    2 (Re)thinking complementarity - Menara Guizardi, Herminia Gonz√°lvez, Esteban Nazal, and Lina Magalh√£es

    Part II: The Chilean and Bolivian sides of the Andean Tri-border
    3 The interstices of history - Menara Guizardi, Felipe Valdebenito, and Pablo Mardones
    4 The context through images - Menara Guizardi, Claudio Casparrino, and Felipe Valdebenito
    5 Gendered mobility - Menara Guizardi, Lina Magalh√£es, and Esteban Nazal

    Part III: Migratory insertion and transborder violence
    6 Care across gender boundaries - Menara Guizardi, Herminia Gonzálvez, and Eleonora López
    7 On gifts and multiple presence - Menara Guizardi, Isabel Araya, and Lina Magalh√£es
    8 Borderization is gendered - Menara Guizardi, Carolina Stefoni, and Eleonora López
    9 The hidden sites of violence - Menara Guizardi, Carolina Stefoni, Isabel Araya, Lina Magalhães, and Eleonora López

    Epilogue - Menara Guizardi


    Menara Guizardi is Adjunct Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina, and an associate researcher at the University of Tarapac√°.

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    Edited by Menara Guizardi

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