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Ancient TiticacaThe Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

Ancient Titicaca: The Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

Charles Stanish

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232457
eISBN:
9780520928190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232457.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

One of the richest and most complex civilizations in ancient America evolved around Lake Titicaca in southern Peru and northern Bolivia. This book is a comprehensive synthesis of four thousand years ... More

Biopolitics of BeautyCosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

Alvaro Jarrín

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293878
eISBN:
9780520967212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293878.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Using ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Brazilian hospitals, this book shows how plastic surgeons and patients navigate the public health system to transform beauty into a basic health right. The ... More

Changing FortunesBiodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Karl Zimmerer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520203037
eISBN:
9780520917033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520203037.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Two of the world's most pressing needs—biodiversity conservation and agricultural development in the Third World—are addressed in this multidisciplinary investigation in geography. The book ... More

Converting WordsMaya in the Age of the Cross

Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross

William Hanks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257702
eISBN:
9780520944916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257702.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This synthesis of history, anthropology, and linguistics gives a view of the first two hundred years of the Spanish colonization of the Yucatec Maya. Drawing on a range of sources, it documents the ... More

Cultures in ConflictSocial Movements and the State in Peru

Cultures in Conflict: Social Movements and the State in Peru

Susan Stokes

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520086173
eISBN:
9780520916234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520086173.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography set in contemporary Peru provides an analysis of the making and unmaking of class consciousness among the urban poor. The author's research strategy is multifaceted; through ... More

Divided Spirits"Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production"

Divided Spirits: "Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production"

Sarah Bowen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520281042
eISBN:
9780520962583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281042.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book tells the stories of tequila and mezcal, two of Mexico’s most iconic products, to investigate the politics of protecting local products in a global market. As people have yearned to connect ... More

El MallThe Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America

El Mall: The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America

Arlene Dávila

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286849
eISBN:
9780520961920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286849.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

While becoming less relevant in the United States, shopping malls are booming throughout urban Latin America. But what does this mean on the ground? Are shopping malls a sign of the region's “coming ... More

Exits from the LabyrinthCulture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space

Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space

Claudio Lomnitz-Adler

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077881
eISBN:
9780520912472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077881.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Can we address the issue of nationalism without polemics and restore it to the domain of social science? This book takes a major step in that direction by applying anthropological tools to the study ... More

Families of the ForestThe Matsigenka Indians of the Peruvian Amazon

Families of the Forest: The Matsigenka Indians of the Peruvian Amazon

Allen Johnson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232419
eISBN:
9780520936294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232419.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The idea of a family level society, discussed and disputed by anthropologists for nearly half a century, assumes moving, breathing form in this book. According to this ethnography, the Matsigenka ... More

The General's Slow RetreatChile after Pinochet

The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

Mary Helen Spooner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256132
eISBN:
9780520948761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256132.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The acclaimed book Soldiers in a Narrow Land went inside the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Carrying Chile's story up to the present, this book now offers this account of how Chile rebuilt ... More

Interpreting the InternetFeminist and Queer Counterpublics in Latin America

Interpreting the Internet: Feminist and Queer Counterpublics in Latin America

Elisabeth Jay Friedman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520284494
eISBN:
9780520960107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284494.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book provides the first in-depth exploration of how Latin American feminist and queer activists have interpreted the internet, from its inception in the region through the explosion of social ... More

The Killing ConsensusPolice, Organized Crime, and the Regulation of Life and Death in Urban Brazil

The Killing Consensus: Police, Organized Crime, and the Regulation of Life and Death in Urban Brazil

Graham Denyer Willis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520285705
eISBN:
9780520961135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285705.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book describes the work of homicide detectives in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. In the midst of violence, detectives investigate two types of crimes—homicide and the routine killings of ... More

Mayo EthnobotanyLand, History, and Traditional Knowledge in Northwest Mexico

Mayo Ethnobotany: Land, History, and Traditional Knowledge in Northwest Mexico

David Yetman and Thomas Van Devender

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227217
eISBN:
9780520926356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227217.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The Mayos, an indigenous people of northwestern Mexico, live in small towns spread over southern Sonora and northern Sinaloa, lands of remarkable biological diversity. Traditional Mayo knowledge is ... More

Para-StateAn Ethnography of Colombia's Death Squads

Para-State: An Ethnography of Colombia's Death Squads

Aldo Civico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288515
eISBN:
9780520963405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288515.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Since its independence in the nineteenth century, the South American state of Colombia has been shaped by decades of bloody political violence. In The Para-State, author Aldo Civico draws on ... More

Race and the Brazilian BodyBlackness, Whiteness, and Everyday Language in Rio de Janeiro

Race and the Brazilian Body: Blackness, Whiteness, and Everyday Language in Rio de Janeiro

Jennifer Roth-Gordon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293793
eISBN:
9780520967151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293793.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Based on the spontaneous conversations of shantytown youth hanging out on the streets of their neighborhoods and interviews from the comfortable living rooms of the middle class, Race and the ... More

Regulating StyleIntellectual Property Law and the Business of Fashion in Guatemala

Regulating Style: Intellectual Property Law and the Business of Fashion in Guatemala

Kedron Thomas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520290969
eISBN:
9780520964860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290969.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Fashion knock-offs are everywhere. Even in the out-of-the-way markets of highland Guatemala, fake branded clothes offer a cheap, stylish alternative for people who can’t afford high-priced originals. ... More

Return to SenderThe Moral Economy of Peru's Migrant Remittances

Return to Sender: The Moral Economy of Peru's Migrant Remittances

Karsten Paerregaard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284739
eISBN:
9780520960459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284739.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book is an anthropological account of how Peruvian emigrants raise and remit money and what that activity means for them and for their home communities. The book draws on first-hand ethnographic ... More

Savage FrontierMaking News and Security on the Argentine Border

Savage Frontier: Making News and Security on the Argentine Border

Ieva Jusionyte

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283510
eISBN:
9780520959378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283510.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Making news on Argentina's border with Brazil and Paraguay is tightly linked to security. While international political and media narratives since 9/11 have established this region as a haven of ... More

Scratching Out a Living"Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South"

Scratching Out a Living: "Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South"

Angela Stuesse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287204
eISBN:
9780520962392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287204.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

How has Latino immigration transformed the South? In what ways is the presence of these newcomers complicating efforts to organize for workplace justice? This book takes readers deep into ... More

Space in the TropicsFrom Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana

Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana

Peter Redfield

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219847
eISBN:
9780520923423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219847.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Rockets roar into space—bearing roughly half the world's commercial satellites—from the same South American coastal rainforest where convicts once did time on infamous Devil's Island. This book draws ... More

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