Andean Entrepreneurs Otavalo Merchants and Musicians in the Global Arena

ISBN-10: 0292752598
ISBN-13: 9780292752597
Edition: 2002
Authors: Lynn A. Meisch
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 12/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

This work looks at how participation in the global economy has affected Otavalo identity and culture since the 1970s. It covers many areas of Otavalo life, including business enterprises, tourism, the diaspora of merchants and musicians, social relations, cultural identity and migration.

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Globalization and Otavalo Life
How the Otavalos Became Otavalos
Textiles and Tourism Move to the Fore
In Search of the Noble Savage: Tourism and Travel to Otavalo
Otavalo Music at Home and Abroad
Otavalo Merchants and Musicians in the Global Arena
Otavalo Wealth and Changing Social Relations
Coping with Globalization
References
Index
Illustrations and Tables
Maps
Ecuador
Otavalo Area
Artesanias Stores in Otavalo, 1995
Photographs
Lard vendors at the Saturday market
Baby's funeral in Iluman
Juana Arrayan with cuy
Marta Conteron and her son
Rosa Elena de la Torre in her garden
Threshing wheat
Backstrap loom weaver
Yarn and fleece vendors at the Saturday market
Electric Jacquard loom
Handknit sweaters arriving in Otavalo
Finishing sweaters
Tapestry weaving on the treadle loom
Artesanias for export
Sign for traditional healer
Belt vendors at the Saturday market
The Poncho Plaza on Saturday
Waiting for customers
Otavalo tourist agency
Music for tourists
Nanda Manachi reunion concert
Javier de la Torre playing the charango
Jesus Fichamba performing
Sayri Cotacachi of Charijayac
Otavalos playing music at Peguche wedding
Requesting the hand of the bride
White-mestizo band at the wedding fiesta
Jose Maria Cotacachi in California
Otavalo sweaters in La Paz, Bolivia
Otavalo CDs for sale
Mario Conejo's inauguration as mayor of Otavalo
New wealth
The Sara Nusta and her court
Veronica Barahona Lema
The de la Torre-Arrayan family
Women singing Quichua hymns
Charijayac poster
Coraza
San Juan/Inti Raymi dancers at San Juan Capilla
San Juan/Inti Raymi dancers in Cotacachi
Celebrating San Juan/Inti Raymi at home
Wedding in Iluman
The Otavalo crafts market
Tables
Yarn Sales in Otavalo, 1994
Air Cargo Shipped from Otavalo, 1994
33 1/3 RPM Records of Imbabura Music
CDs of Otavalo Music

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