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Addicted to ChristRemaking Men in Puerto Rican Pentecostal Drug Ministries

Addicted to Christ: Remaking Men in Puerto Rican Pentecostal Drug Ministries

Helena Hansen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298033
eISBN:
9780520970168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298033.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

How are spiritual power and self-transformation cultivated in street ministries? This book provides an in-depth analysis of Pentecostal ministries in Puerto Rico that were founded and run by ... More

Ancient TiticacaThe Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

Ancient Titicaca: The Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

Charles Stanish

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232457
eISBN:
9780520928190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232457.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

One of the richest and most complex civilizations in ancient America evolved around Lake Titicaca in southern Peru and northern Bolivia. This book is a comprehensive synthesis of four thousand years ... More

Becoming MapuchePerson and Ritual in Indigenous Chile

Becoming Mapuche: Person and Ritual in Indigenous Chile

Magnus Course

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036477
eISBN:
9780252093500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036477.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book blends convincing historical analysis with sophisticated contemporary theory in this ethnography of the Mapuche people of southern Chile. Based on many years of ethnographic fieldwork, the ... More

Biopolitics of BeautyCosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

Alvaro Jarrín

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293878
eISBN:
9780520967212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293878.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Using ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Brazilian hospitals, this book shows how plastic surgeons and patients navigate the public health system to transform beauty into a basic health right. The ... More

Black Women against the Land GrabThe Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil

Black Women against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil

Keisha-Khan Y. Perry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683239
eISBN:
9781452949154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683239.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a depth of ethnographic work that makes the following theoretical interventions: (a) to emphasize the significance of Brazil in the formation of the African Diaspora with specific ... More

Changing FortunesBiodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Karl Zimmerer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520203037
eISBN:
9780520917033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520203037.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Two of the world's most pressing needs—biodiversity conservation and agricultural development in the Third World—are addressed in this multidisciplinary investigation in geography. The book ... More

Citizens' Media against Armed ConflictDisrupting Violence in Colombia

Citizens' Media against Armed Conflict: Disrupting Violence in Colombia

Clemencia Rodríguez

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665839
eISBN:
9781452946443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665839.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

For two years, fieldwork was carried out in regions of Colombia where leftist guerillas, right-wing paramilitary groups, the army, and drug traffickers made their presence felt in the lives of ... More

The City at Its LimitsTaboo, Transgression, and Urban Renewal in Lima

The City at Its Limits: Taboo, Transgression, and Urban Renewal in Lima

Daniella Gandolfo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226280974
eISBN:
9780226280998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280998.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

In 1996, against the backdrop of Alberto Fujimori's increasingly corrupt national politics, an older woman in Lima, Peru—part of a group of women street sweepers protesting the privatization of the ... More

The Color of SoundRace, Religion, and Music in Brazil

The Color of Sound: Race, Religion, and Music in Brazil

John Burdick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709221
eISBN:
9780814723135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709221.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Throughout Brazil, Afro-Brazilians face widespread racial prejudice. Many turn to religion, with Afro-Brazilians disproportionately represented among Protestants, the fastest-growing religious group ... More

Converting WordsMaya in the Age of the Cross

Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross

William Hanks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257702
eISBN:
9780520944916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257702.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This synthesis of history, anthropology, and linguistics gives a view of the first two hundred years of the Spanish colonization of the Yucatec Maya. Drawing on a range of sources, it documents the ... More

Cultures in ConflictSocial Movements and the State in Peru

Cultures in Conflict: Social Movements and the State in Peru

Susan Stokes

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520086173
eISBN:
9780520916234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520086173.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography set in contemporary Peru provides an analysis of the making and unmaking of class consciousness among the urban poor. The author's research strategy is multifaceted; through ... More

Dancing Jacobins

Dancing Jacobins

Rafael Sánchez

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823263653
eISBN:
9780823268887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263653.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Since independence from Spain the trope of an endless antagonism pitting civilization against barbarism has remained pervasive in Latin America’s republican imaginary. This book apprehends that trope ... More

Dilemmas of ModernityBolivian Encounters with Law and Liberalism

Dilemmas of Modernity: Bolivian Encounters with Law and Liberalism

Mark Goodale

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759816
eISBN:
9780804769884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759816.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book provides an innovative approach to the study of contemporary Bolivia, moving telescopically between social, political, legal, and discursive analyses, and drawing from a range of ... More

Divided Spirits"Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production"

Divided Spirits: "Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production"

Sarah Bowen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520281042
eISBN:
9780520962583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281042.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book tells the stories of tequila and mezcal, two of Mexico’s most iconic products, to investigate the politics of protecting local products in a global market. As people have yearned to connect ... More

Eating NAFTATrade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico

Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico

Alyshia Gálvez

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520291805
eISBN:
9780520965447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291805.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

In the two decades since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect, Mexico has seen an epidemic of diet-related illness. While globalization has been associated with an ... More

The Ecology of the Spoken WordAmazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book offers the first theoretical and experiential translation of Napo Runa mythology in English. It presents and analyzes lowland Quichua speakers in the Napo province of Ecuador through ... More

El MallThe Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America

El Mall: The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America

Arlene Dávila

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286849
eISBN:
9780520961920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286849.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

While becoming less relevant in the United States, shopping malls are booming throughout urban Latin America. But what does this mean on the ground? Are shopping malls a sign of the region's “coming ... More

Embodied ProtestsEmotions and Women's Health in Bolivia

Embodied Protests: Emotions and Women's Health in Bolivia

Maria Tapias

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039171
eISBN:
9780252097157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039171.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book examines how Bolivia's hesitant courtship with globalization manifested in the visceral and emotional diseases that afflicted many of its women. Drawing on case studies conducted among ... More

Exits from the LabyrinthCulture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space

Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space

Claudio Lomnitz-Adler

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077881
eISBN:
9780520912472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077881.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Can we address the issue of nationalism without polemics and restore it to the domain of social science? This book takes a major step in that direction by applying anthropological tools to the study ... More

Families of the ForestThe Matsigenka Indians of the Peruvian Amazon

Families of the Forest: The Matsigenka Indians of the Peruvian Amazon

Allen Johnson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232419
eISBN:
9780520936294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232419.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The idea of a family level society, discussed and disputed by anthropologists for nearly half a century, assumes moving, breathing form in this book. According to this ethnography, the Matsigenka ... More

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