Contemporary Cultures and Societies of Latin America A Reader in the Social Anthropology of Middle and South America

ISBN-10: 1577661907

ISBN-13: 9781577661900

Edition: 3rd 2002

Authors: Dwight B. Heath

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List price: $53.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 521
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090

Alice Beck Kehoeis professor emeritus of anthropology at Marquette University, and author of a dozen books, including Controversies in Archaeology, The Ghost Dance: Ethnohistory and Revitalization,andNorth American Indians: A Comprehensive Account. Paul L. Doughtyis Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of anthropology and Latin American studies at the University of Florida. He is coauthor ofPeru: A Cultural HistoryandPeasants, Power, and Applied Social Change: Vicos as a Model.Alice Beck Kehoeis professor emeritus of anthropology at Marquette University, and author of a dozen books, including Controversies in Archaeology, The Ghost Dance: Ethnohistory and Revitalization,andNorth American Indians: A Comprehensive Account. Paul L. Doughtyis Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of anthropology and Latin American studies at the University of Florida. He is coauthor ofPeru: A Cultural HistoryandPeasants, Power, and Applied Social Change: Vicos as a Model.

Preface
Latin America: Image and Reality
Why Latin America?
Constructing Culture and Power in Latin America
Anthropology and Human Rights in Latin America
Relationships among the World System, Indigenous Peoples, and Ecological Anthropology in the Endangered Amazon
A Retrospective View of the Harvard-Chiapas Project
The Anthropological Enterprise
An Experiment in Cross-Cultural Communications
Borders and Boundaries of State and Self at the End of Empire
A Handful of Ashes: Reflections on Tristes Tropiques
The Contributions of Applied Anthropology to Peasant Development
Language Preservation and Publishing
Worms, Witchcraft and Wild Incantations: The Case of the Chicken Soup Cure
Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans
Traditional and Modern Cultures
Indigenous Organizations: Rising Actors in Latin America
Hit and Run: The Stick-and-Ball Game as an Integral Part of Raramuri Culture
Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Field School in "the Other Cancun"
Market Vendors vs. Multinationals: David and Goliath Revisited
Restructuring Ethnicity in Chiapas and the World
Dona Flora and the "Informal Sector" Debate: Entrepreneurial Strategies in a Bolivian Enterprise
Changes in Drinking Patterns in Five Bolivian Cultures: A Cautionary Tale about Historical Approaches
Ethnodevelopment and the Yuqui of Lowland Bolivia
Kuna Molas and the Global Economy
Ending Serfdom in Peru: The Struggle for Land and Freedom in Vicos
Identity and Ethnicity
Jews in Latin America
No Longer Invisible: Afro-Latin Americans Today
Ethnic Artists and the Appropriation of Fashion: Embroidery and Identity in Caylloma, Peru
Gringas, Ghouls and Guatemala: Fear of North American Women and Body-Organ Trafficking
Family, Social Insecurity, and the "Underdevelopment" of Gay Institutions in Latin America
Abstinence, Antibiotics, and Estar Jurado: The Manners of Drinking in Working-Class Mexico City
The Day of the Dead as Mexican National Symbol
Body Paint, Feathers, and VCRs: Aesthetics and Authenticity in Amazonian Activism
Relations of Power
The Dyadic Contract in a Mexican Village
Local Government in Bolivia: Public Administration and Popular Participation
Touching the Air: The Cultural Force of Women in Chile
Women in the Transition to Democracy: Argentina's Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo
Studying Violence: Victims, Perpetrators, and the Ethnographer
God Is an American
The Culture of Poverty
The Aristocracy in Modern Mexico
Aspects of Group Relations in a Complex Society: Mexico
Views of the World
When 1 + 1 [not equal] 2: Making Mathematics in Central Brazil
Minguito, Managua's Little Saint: Christian Base Communities and Popular Religion in Nicaragua
Hallucinogenic Plants in Indigenous South American Cultures
Forecasting Andean Rainfall and Crop Yield: Western Science and Folk-Wisdom
The Pragmatics of Conversion in the Brazilian Religious Marketplace
Death without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil
Empty Breasts and Empty Fields: A Mayan Subsistence Culture
The Healing Touch of Love
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