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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
Intrepid journalist Patrick Symmes sets off on his BMW R80 G/S in search of the people and places in Ernesto "Che" Guevara's classic Motorcycle Diaries , seeking out his own adventure as well as the legacy of the icon Che would become, Symmes retraces the future revolutionary's path. And on the way he runs out of gas in an Argentine desert, talks... more...
- Infinite Ideas 2011; US$ 8.95
Che Guevara and Alberto Granado?s journey through South America in 1952 on a Norton 500 motorcycle is one of the most famous motorcycle journeys of all time. Guevara?s experiences on that journey led him to become a key figure of the Cuban Revolution and one of the greatest inspirational icons of the twentieth century. Steve Holmes and Pete Sandford?s... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 129.00
Over the millennia, from stone tools among early foragers to clays to prized metals and mineral pigments used by later groups, mineral resources have had a pronounced role in the Andean world. Archaeologists have used a variety of analytical techniques on the materials that ancient peoples procured from the earth. What these materials all have in common... more...
- Parthian Books 2010; US$ 7.99
An intense and deeply personal account of five months spent high in the Andes Mountains, this travelogue combines historical and anthropological details with the thrill of extreme adventure. Hiking at more than 10,000 feet for almost the entire trip, the author follows the great road of the Incas, the Camino Real. Hand-built more than 500 years ago,... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2012; US$ 29.95
Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World is an eloquently written autoethnography in which researcher Hillary S. Webb seeks to understand the indigenous Andean concept of yanantin or "œcomplementary opposites." more...
- Duke University Press 2010; US$ 84.95
An ethnography exploring the encounter between modernizing visions of development, the place-based life projects of the Yshiro indigenous people of the Paraguayan Chaco, and the agendas of scholars and activists. more...
- Duke University Press 2010; US$ 84.95
An influential work originally published in Mexico in 1970; the Argentine philosopher Rodolfo Kusch seeks to identify and recover indigenous and popular ways of thinking devalued since colonization. more...
- Duke University Press 1988; US$ 74.95
Domination and Cultural Resistance examines the social life of the Yura, a Quechua-speaking Andean ethnic group of central Bolivia, and focuses especially on their indigenous authorities, the kuraqkuna or elders. Combining ethnohistorical research with contemporary fieldwork, Roger Neil Rasnake traces the evolution of leadership roles within... more...
- Westview Press 2009; US$ 35.00
This engaging case study of Salasaca, a village in highland Ecuador, examines indigenous beliefs about writing, such as Day of the Dead name lists, comparisons with weaving, and a witch who kills people listed in his book of names. Magical Writing in Salasaca demonstrates that these beliefs reflect extensive contact with birth certificates, baptism... more...