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- Parthian Books 2012; US$ 6.99
In every atlas there is a country missing from the maps of South America: the Andean nation. For five months John Harrison journeys through this secret country, walking alone into remote villages where he is the first gringo the inhabitants have ever seen, and where life continues as if Columbus had never sailed. He lives at over 10,000 feet for most... more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 149.00
Deploying comparative analysis of data from ancient mining and quarrying sites across the Andes, this study maps the cultural context of pre-Hispanic extraction activity, itself extracting fresh archaeological insights from locations once viewed as marginal. 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...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human?and thus distinct from all other life forms. Based on four years of fieldwork among the Runa of Ecuador?s Upper Amazon, Eduardo Kohn draws on his rich... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 49.95
Aymara Indians are a geographically isolated, indigenous people living in the Andes Mountains near Chile?s Atacama Desert, one of the most arid regions of the world. As rapid economic growth in the area has begun to divert scarce water to hydroelectric and agricultural projects, the Aymara struggle to maintain their sustainable and traditional systems... more...
- Talonbooks 2014; US$ 16.99
While panhandling outside a coffee shop, Johnny, a Cree woman who lives on the streets, is shocked to recognize a face from her childhood, which was spent in a residential school. Desperate to hear the man acknowledge the terrible abuse he inflicted on her and other children at the school, Johnny follows Anglican bishop George King to his office to... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00
The thirty Guaraní missions of the Río de la Plata were the largest and most prosperous of all the Catholic missions established throughout the frontier regions of the Americas to convert, acculturate, and incorporate indigenous peoples and their lands into the Spanish and Portuguese empires. But between 1768 and 1800, the mission population fell... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 75.00
Fluent Selves examines narrative practices throughout lowland South America focusing on indigenous communities in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, illuminating the social and cultural processes that make the past as important as the present for these peoples. This collection brings together leading scholars in the fields of anthropology and linguistics... more...