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  • Fluent Selvesby Suzanne Oakdale; Magnus Course

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andesby Nicholas Tripcevich; Kevin J. Vaughn

    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...

  • 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...

  • Politics In The Andesby Jo-Marie Burt; Philip Mauceri

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 28.95

    The Andean region is perhaps the most violent and politically unstable in the Western Hemisphere. Politics in the Andes is the first comprehensive volume to assess the persistent political challenges facing Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Arguing that Andean states and societies have been shaped by common historical forces, the... more...

  • South America on the Eve of Emancipationby Bernard Moses

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • To Infinity and Beyondby Stephen E. Holmes

    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...