Nadia S. Guevara Ordóñez
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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Deutschland


We inquiry here on how biopolitics is built in the Bolivian stage in general, and in La Paz city, specifically, at the beginning of the 20th century, and its crossings with other currents of thought targeting a re-design of the population and the establishment of a modernity project, like a civilizing project, within the framework of a liberal project. In order to do that, we will present a case of reshaping La Paz urban settings, especially Challapampa neighborhood, as an example of a workers‘ city.

Keywords: Biopolitics, liberalism, indigenous people, urban process, modernity, Gov-ernmentality.