Institute of Latin American Studies

Graciela Bensusan and Kevin J. Middlebrook
February 1, 2012
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Michael Redclift
December 1, 1981
Edited by Susan Deans-Smith and Eric Van Young
March 20, 2007
Edited by John Crabtree and Jim Thomas
October 1, 1998
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Ronald Schuchard
May 1, 2003
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Joseph Epstein
August 1, 1997
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Neil Harvey
December 1, 1991
Edited by Leslie Bethell and Murilo De Carvalho
March 22, 2009
Edited by Francisco Ferreira and Billie Jean Isbell
April 7, 2017
This edited volume brings together several scholars who have produced outstanding ethnographies of Andean communities, mostly in Peru but also in neighbouring countries. These ethnographies were published between the 1970s and 2000s, following different theoretical and thematic approaches, and they often transcended the boundaries of case studies to become important reference works on key aspects of Andean culture: for example, the symbolism and ritual uses of coca in the case of Catherine J. Allen; agricultural rituals and internal social divisions in the case of Peter Gose; social organisation and kinship in the case of Billie Jean Isbell; the use of khipus and concepts of literacy in the case of Frank Salomon; and the management and...