COMMUNITY, STATE AND SUBJECTIFICATION. THE PARTICIPATION OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN ECUADOR
COMUNIDAD, ESTADO Y SUBJETIVACIÓN. LA PARTICIPACIÓN DE MUJERES INDÍGENAS EN ECUADOR
Facing the challenge of taking part in the political debates in their locality, indigenous women from Cusubamba, in the Ecuadorian Highlands, follow up a strenuous path that takes them to reinvent their identities and relationship with the different local expressions of power. Violeta Mosquera plunges for a long period of time in the community to render an account of this process. Her work shows how formal spaces of participation promoted by the State, neat models that promise to enrich democracy, crack down or transform themselves once they are taken up by women with their own faces and projects.