716 Pages
    by Routledge

    716 Pages 87 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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).

    "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