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  • How Forests Thinkby Eduardo Kohn

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • The Physical Geography of South Americaby Thomas T. Veblen; Kenneth R. Young; Antony R. Orme

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 129.99

    The Physical Geography of South America, the eighth volume in the Oxford Regional Environments series, presents an enduring statement on the physical and biogeographic conditions of this remarkable continent and their relationships to human activity. It fills a void in recent environmental literature by assembling a team of specialists from within... more...

  • Cloud Roadby John Harrison

    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...

  • Food, Power, and Resistance in the Andesby Alison Krögel

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 34.99

    Food, Power, and Resistance explores the ways in which artistic representations of food and cooks often convey subversive meanings that resist attempts to locate indigenous Andeans-and Quechua women in particular-at the margins of power. This book offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary study of how food's symbolic and pragmatic meanings influence access... more...

  • The Guaraní and Their Missionsby Julia Sarreal

    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...

  • Aymara Indian Perspectives on Development in the Andesby Amy Eisenberg; Amy Eisenberg

    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...

  • Domestic Architecture, Ethnicity, and Complementarity in the South-Central Andesby Mark S. Aldenderfer

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 47.95

    Domestic Architecture, Ethnicity, and Complementarity in the South-Central Andes is a comprehensive and challenging look at the burgeoning field of Andean domestic architecture. Aldenderfer and fourteen contributors use domestic architecture to explore two major topics in the prehistory of the south-central Andes: the development of different forms... more...

  • God and the Indianby Drew Hayden Taylor

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 16.95

    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...

  • Adaptive Responses of Native Amazoniansby Raymond B. Hames

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

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  • Knowledge and Learning in the Andesby Henry Stobart; Rosaleen Howard

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 28.50

    The aim of this book is to explore the current research into the ways in which Andean peoples create, transmit, maintain and transform their knowledge in culturally significant ways, and how processes of teaching and learning relate to these. The contributions, from eminent researchers in anthropology, sociology, cultural studies and linguistics, include... more...