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Colonialism in Context: An Aymara Reassessment of ‘Colonialism’,‘Coloniality’ and the ‘Postcolonial World’”

Publiceringsår: 2009
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 117-129
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Kult – A Postcolonial Special Issues Series
Nummer: 6
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: Department of Culture and Identity, Roskilde University


This article examines how Colonialism — as a cosmologically
informed process of profound existential and political implications — is understood, experienced and conceptualized by Aymara shaman activists. By contextualizing the term Colonialism this article reassesses not only the supposed postcolonial nature of the world, but also the distinctions between colonialism and coloniality.



  • Social Sciences
  • Colonialism
  • coloniality
  • decolonization
  • Aymara
  • Bolivia
  • activism
  • shamanism


  • ISSN: 1904-1594

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