Warisata in Art, Literature and Bolivian Politics. Observations about the Impact of the Escuela-Ayllu on Bolivian Artistic Production and the New Educational Legislation of the Government of Evo Morales

Marco Thomas Bosshard


This paper applies literary criticism to a cultural phenomenon of the 1930s and re-projects such criticism to the extra-literary present in order to provide alternative routes for the understanding of a possible “nuova Bolivian culture.” Against the sociological, historical, ethnological, and/or pedagogical analysis that until now have framed the study of Warisata’s Escuela- Ayllu, this work is, first of all, an invitation to discuss Bolivian politics from the specific angle of a discipline different from that of the social sciences. This is nothing more than a first outline of possible discursive bonds between some artistic works of Warisata and Evo Morales’ education reform program. 



Andean Mesianism; Art in Warisata; Education Reform; El pez de oro; Indigenous Education; New Bolivian Education Law; Parlamento Amauta de Warisata; The Escuela-Ayllu; Ulaka

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/bsj.2010.12


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