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The Articulated Peasant

Household Economies In The Andes, 1st Edition

By Enrique Mayer


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Based on Enrique Mayer's 30 years of research in Peru, this collection of new and revised essays presents in one accessible volume Mayer's most significant statements on Andean peasant economies from pre-colonial times to the present. As a result, The Articulated Peasant is noteworthy as a sustained examination of household economies as the author

Table of Contents

The Household in Perspective -- Redistribution and Trade in Inca Society -- A Tribute to the Household: Domestic Economy and the Encomienda in Colonial Peru -- The Rules of the Game in Andean Reciprocity -- Aspects of Barter -- Coca as Commodity: Local Use and Global Abuse -- Alguito Para Ganar ("A Little Something to Earn"): Profits and Losses in Peasant Economies -- Production Zones -- Land Tenure and Communal Control in Laraos -- Household Economies Under Neo-Liberalism

About the Author

Enrique Mayer is professor of anthropology at Yale University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General