This volume represents recent anthropological research on the political economy of Latin America. Dependency theories, modes of production analysis, and theories of the state all attempt to conceptualize the interrelations among "class," "interest," and, at some level, "power." All three, that is, focus on classical questions of political economy. The studies presented in this volume both draw on the insights of this literature and challenge the grander theories in important respects. The chapters in this volume represent an anthropological contribution to the political economy of Latin America, a bypassing of dependency theory and the adoption of its successors, mode of production analysis and state theory.
1 Anthropology, Capitalism, and the State: Introduction, PART 1 APPROACHES 2 Anthropology, History, and Modes of Production, 3 Anthropology and Theories of the State, PART 2 CASES 4 Commodity Production, Class Differentiation, and the Role of the State in the Morelos Highlands: An Historical Approach, 5 Rural Labor and Income Distribution in Central Chiapas, 6 Agricultural Policy in Mexico: The Limits of a Growth Model, 7 Limits to the Articulation of Modes of Production Approach: The Southwestern Peru Region, 8 The Peasant Community of Catacaos and the Peruvian Agrarian Reform,9 Some Doubts About Trout: Fisheries Development Projects in Lake Titicaca, and Dominique 10 Small-Scale Mining and Agriculture Among the Jukumani Indians, Northern Potosi, Bolivia, 11 Neither "Green Gold" nor "The Devil's Leaf": Coca Farming in Bolivia, PART 3 CONCLUSION 12 Room to Maneuver: A Review of the Regions.