This comprehensive reference offers an authoritative overview of Andean lifeways. It provides valuable historical context, and demonstrates the relevance of learning about the Andes in light of contemporary events and debates. The volume covers the ecology and pre-Columbian history of the region, and addresses key themes such as cosmology, aesthetics, gender and household relations, modes of economic production, exchange, and consumption, postcolonial legacies, identities, political organization and movements, and transnational interconnections. With over 40 essays by expert contributors that highlight the breadth and depth of Andean worlds, this is an essential resource for students and scholars alike.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Andean World 1. Strategically Relevant Andean Environments 2. The Domesticated Landscapes of the Andes 3. Water and Power in the Peruvian Andes 4. Radical Changes in the Development Of Andean Civilization 5. Prehispanic Social Organization, Integration, and Hierarchy 6. Life and Death in the Central Andes: Human Biology, Violence, and Burial Patterns in Ancient Peru 7. The Andean Circulatory Cosmos 8. North Andean Cosmology and Otavalan Hip Hop 9. The Andean Material World 10. The Conquest of the Andes from Andean Perspectives 11. Violence, Resistance, and Intercultural Adaptations 12. Viracocha vs. God: Andean Thought and Cultural Change in Colonial Bolivia 13. Making and Unmaking the Andean Food Pyramid: Agronomy, Animal Science, and Ideology 14. Drinking Together: Continuity and Change in The Andean World 15. Kinship, Households, and Sociality 16. Production, Trade, Reciprocity, and Markets 17. Andean Gods and Catholic Saints: Indigenous and Catholic Intercultural Encounters 18. Evangelicalism in the Rural Andes 19. Nation-Making and Nationalism 20. Ordinary States: Fantasy, Fear and Displacement in Twentieth Century Peruvian State Formation 21. Agrarian Reform and "Development" 22. Revolutions and Violence 23. Extreme Violence in Museums of Memory: The Place of Memory in Peru 24. "Indian" Identity and Indigenous Revitalization Movements 25. The Multicultural Turn, the New Latin American Constitutionalism, and Black Social Movements in the Andean Sub-Region 26. Gender and Sexuality in the Andes 27. Labeling and Linguistic Discrimination 28. Patron Saint Festivals and Dance in Peru: Histories Told from within 29. Andean Musical Expressions 30. Envisaging Andean Indigeneity through Photographic and Audiovisual Technologies 31. Art for a Modern Peru: The Poetics and Polemics of Indigenismo 32. Three Axes of Variability in Quechua: Regional Diversification, Contact with other Indigenous Languages, and Social Enregisterment 33. Documents, Law and the State in the Andes 34. Education, Power, and Distinctions 35. Hip Hop and Guinea Pigs: Contextualizing the Urban Andes 36. Plurinationality, Indigeneity, Neoliberalism, and Social Movements 37. Citizenship and Rights 38. Transnational Circuits: Migration, Money, and Might in Peru’s Andean Communities 39. The Political and Cultural Economies of Tourism in the Andes 40. Archaeology, Looting, and Cultural Heritage in the Andes 41. Growing Coca Leaf in the Midst of the War against Cocaine 42. Water Rights, Extractive Resources, and Petroleum Politics Conclusion: Reflections and Projections: Andean Worlds
Linda J. Seligmann is Professor of Anthropology at George Mason University, USA. Her most recent book is Broken Links, Enduring Ties: American Adoption across Race, Class, and Nation (2013).
Kathleen S. Fine-Dare is Professor of Anthropology and Gender & Women's Studies at Fort Lewis College, USA. Her most recent book is Border Crossings: Transnational Americanist Anthropology (2009).
Featured Author Profiles
"Compiled by two leading authorities on Andean societies and cultures, The Andean World provides a uniquely accessible yet comprehensive overview of the many different experiences, voices, movements, and histories that have shaped life in the Andean highlands of Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. Together the volume’s 42 lively chapters give the reader a rich, multidisciplinary introduction to the region."
- Deborah Poole, Johns Hopkins University, USA
"This carefully edited work is different from others on the Andes. Combining chronological and thematic analyses, its coverage includes previously undertreated topics. Contributions from both experienced and emerging scholars, from a wide variety of disciplines, are combined to positive effect."
- Karoline Noack, University of Bonn, Germany