Hold Life Has Coca and Cultural Identity in an Andean Community

ISBN-10: 1588340325

ISBN-13: 9781588340320

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Catherine J. Allen, Cj Allen

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The problem of cultural continuity in a changing world is the theme of this updated edition. The author has found that the hold life has is not the same in 2002 as it was in 1985 for the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes. The focus remains the ritual use of coca.
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List price: $21.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 10/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

CATHERINE J. ALLEN is Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at George Washington University. She is the author of The Hold Life Has: Coca and Cultural Identity in an Andean Community. She received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001 for her research on cultural patterning in Andean art.

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Water, Stones, and Light: A Cosmology
The Web of Reciprocity
"And Then in That Sun": The Ayllu
Coca Knows
Drinking Together
Rites of the Household
Rites of the Ayllu
Yawar Mayu: Blood River
Coca and Cultural Identity
Epilogue: Rufina's Children
Afterword to the Second Edition: "No Somos Indios Ahora"
A Note on Orthography
App. B: Kinship Terminology
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