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Embodied ProtestsEmotions and Women's Health in Bolivia$
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Maria Tapias

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252039171

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252039171.001.0001

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Neoliberalism on the Ground

Neoliberalism on the Ground

Political, Economic, and Social Landscapes

(p.25) 1 Neoliberalism on the Ground
Embodied Protests

Maria Tapias

University of Illinois Press

This chapter describes the political, economic, and social landscapes against which different emotions and experiences of illness unfolded in Punata and affected local women in a variety of negative ways. In particular, it examines how neoliberalism unfolded in Bolivia and the economic strategies people deployed to help mitigate the effects of neoliberal reforms, such as international migration to Argentina, Spain, and other countries. The chapter first provides an overview of neoliberalism in the Bolivian context before discussing the effects of neoliberalism on the ground, including its impact on the coca/cocaine industry. It then considers the ways in which many families confronted the challenge of “making ends meet” in a stagnant economy, such as turning to emigration to seek income-generating possibilities abroad. It also explores the implications of the economic and political reforms for sociability and the social self in Bolivia.

Keywords:   emotions, illness, Punata, women, neoliberalism, Bolivia, neoliberal reforms, international migration, sociability, coca industry

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