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1st Edition

The Andean World

ISBN 9781138656833
Published November 28, 2018 by Routledge
692 Pages 87 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 Kathleen S. Fine-Dare and Linda J. Seligmann

Part I: Geographies, Landscapes, and Environments

1. Strategically Relevant Andean Environments Gregory Knapp

2. The Domesticated Landscapes of the Andes Clark L. Erickson

3. Water and Power in the Peruvian Andes Barbara Deutsch Lynch

Part II: Engaging with Ancestral Legacies

4. Radical Changes in the Development of Andean Civilization William H. Isbell

5. Prehispanic Social Organization, Integration, and Hierarchy Izumi Shimada

6. Life and Death in the Central Andes: Human Biology, Violence, and Burial Patterns in Ancient Peru Haagen D. Klaus

Part III: Andean Cosmologies

7. The Andean Circulatory Cosmos Peter Gose

8. Northern Andean Cosmology and Otavalan Hip Hop Michelle Wibbelsman 

9. The Andean Material World Denise Y. Arnold

Part IV: Conquest, Invasion, and Resistance

10. The Conquest of the Andes from Andean Perspectives Claudia Brosseder

11. Violence, Resistance, and Intercultural Adaptations Sergio Serulnikov

12. Viracocha vs. God: Andean Thought and Cultural Change in Colonial Bolivia Alcira Dueñas

Part V: Sustenance

13. Making and Unmaking the Andean Food Pyramid: Agronomy, Animal Science, and Ideology Lisa Markowitz

14. Drinking Together: Continuity and Change in The Andean World Justin Jennings

15. Kinship, Households, and Sociality Jessaca Leinaweaver

Part VI: Social, Political, and Religious Organization and Resilience

16. Production, Trade, Reciprocity, and Markets Clare A. Sammells

17. Andean Gods and Catholic Saints: Indigenous and Catholic Intercultural Encounters Iris Gareis

18. Evangelicalism in the Rural Andes Guillermo Salas Carreño

19. Nation-Making and Nationalism Natalia Sobrevilla Perea

Part VII: Postcolonial Legacies in the Andes

20. Ordinary States: Fantasy, Fear and Displacement in Twentieth Century Peruvian State Formation David Nugent

21. Agrarian Reform and "Development" Anna Cant

22. Revolutions and Violence Miguel La Serna

23. Extreme Violence in Museums of Memory: The Place of Memory in Peru Ponciano Del Pino Huamán and Eliana Otta Vildoso

Part VIII: Identities

24. "Indian" Identity and Indigenous Revitalization Movements Antoinette Molinié

25. The Multicultural Turn, the New Latin American Constitutionalism, and Black  Social Movements in the Andean Sub-Region Jean Muteba Rahier

26. Gender and Sexuality in the Andes Florence E. Babb

27. Labeling and Linguistic Discrimination Margarita Huayhua 

Part IX: Aesthetics, Communication, and Performance

28. Patron Saint Festivals and Dance in Peru: Histories Told from within   Zoila S. Mendoza

29. Andean Musical Expressions: ethnographic notes on materialities,ontologies, and alterities  Juan Javier Rivera Andía

30. Envisaging Andean Indigeneity through Photographic and Audiovisual  Technologies Gabriela Zamorano Villanueva

31. Art for a Modern Peru: The Poetics and Polemics of Indigenismo Pilar Rau

Part X: Writing, Education, and State Power

32. Three Axes of Variability in Quechua: Regional Diversification, Contact with  other Indigenous Languages, and Social Enregisterment Bruce Mannheim

33. Documents, Law and the State in the Andes Kristin Skrabut

34. Education, Power, and Distinctions Patricia Oliart

Part XI: Landscapes of Contemporary Andean Worlds

35. Hip Hop and Guinea Pigs: Contextualizing the Urban Andes Eric Hirsch and Kyle Jones

36. Plurinationality, Indigeneity, Neoliberalism, and Social Movements Sergio Miguel Huarcaya

37. Citizenship and Rights Miriam Shakow

38. Transnational Circuits: Migration, Money, and Might in Peru’s Andean  Communities Karsten Paerregaard

Part XII: Collisions and Kaleidoscopes

39. The Political and Cultural Economies of Tourism in the Andes Michael Hill

40. Archaeology, Looting, and Cultural Heritage in the Andes Maria Patricia Ordoñez Alvarez

41. Growing Coca Leaf in the Midst of the War against Cocaine María Clemencia Ramírez

42. Water Rights, Extractive Resources, and Petroleum Politics Erin Fitz-Henry

Reflections and Projections: Andean Worlds Linda J. Seligmann and Kathleen S. Fine-Dare

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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