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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

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

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

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