• Couverture Weaving at the crossroads of gender and ethnicity
  • 4eme Weaving at the crossroads of gender and ethnicity

WEAVING AT THE CROSSROADS OF GENDER AND ETHNICITY

Or can the collective entrepreneurship of women working in the tourism industry of Peru be interpreted as feminist solidarity ?

Annelou Ypeij

Cet article est un extrait du livre suivant :
Une économie solidaire peut-elle être féministe ?


Date de publication : novembre 2015
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Tourists who visit the small Andean town of Chinchero, located in the Holey Valley between Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru, are usually impressed by the many beautifully dressed women who crowd the streets. These women are weavers and members of associations who invite tourists to their collective workshops located in the town's centre. They offer tourists a seat and a coca tea. They give a demonstration of the weaving and dying of the wool and, in doing so, they hope to seduce the tourists into buying their arts and crafts. Originally, a typically Andean town of small scale and subsistent farmers with little cash-income possibilities, tourism has changed Chinchero profoundly. This papers deals with the ways the Quechua-speaking women of Chinchero have grabbed new economic opportunities within tourism in a collective way and the changes in ethnic and gender relations that are the result of it. It will especially look at how these income generating activities fit into the discussions of feminist economics and solidarity economies.

     
  • ISBN : 978-2-343-07602-7 • novembre 2015 • 13 pages
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