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Violent Lives

Martha K. Hugginsv, Mika Haritos-Fatouros, and Philip G. Zimbardo

in Violence Workers: Police Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234468
eISBN:
9780520928916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234468.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the lives of four emblematic police torturers and murderers in Brazil during crucial periods in the thirty years from 1957 to 1987, explaining that each violent life represents ... More


Petitions as Prayers in the Field of Reducción

Joel Robbins

in Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257702
eISBN:
9780520944916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257702.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Like the other notarial genres, collective letters and petitions are the products of cabildo members acting in their official capacities. Most show the full notarial apparatus: one or more scribes, a ... More


The Canonical Word

Joel Robbins

in Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257702
eISBN:
9780520944916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257702.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The doctrinal works of the missionary lenguas—catechisms, a confessional manual, a manual for ministry to the sick, and sermons—constitute a substantial body of literature that has remained virtually ... More


The Scripted Landscape

Joel Robbins

in Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257702
eISBN:
9780520944916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257702.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the new language of governance in the pueblos reducidos. Most of the texts in question are the product of collective authorship in the cabildo. They are called “notarial.” By ... More


Bibliographical Update: Women, Politics, and Culture in Latin America

Emilie Bergmann, Greenberg Janet, Gwen Kirkpatrick, Francine Masiello, Francesca Miller, Morello-Frosch Marta, Kathleen Newman, and Mary Louise Pratt

in Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520065536
eISBN:
9780520909076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520065536.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This bibliography of some six hundred entries has two relatively modest aims. First, it includes a list of bibliographical works relevant to the study of women, politics, and culture in Latin ... More


Introduction: The “Fields” of Anthropology, Human Rights, and Contemporary Zapatismo

Lynn Stephen

in Zapata Lives!: Histories and Cultural Politics in Southern Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222373
eISBN:
9780520927643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222373.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter discusses relevant background information on Zapatismo and locates the text in relation to the international political economy. It studies the ethical and moral ... More


The Lower Classes Under the Oligarchic State

Susan C. Stokes

in Cultures in Conflict: Social Movements and the State in Peru

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520086173
eISBN:
9780520916234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520086173.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the political life and culture of the popular sectors from the oligarchic state period of the 1930s through the late 1960s. It argues that, despite the rise in the early 1930s ... More


The Nature of Work

Peter Redfield

in Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219847
eISBN:
9780520923423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219847.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter moves from questions of nature back to ones related to technology and development. It compares ecologies of work in the penal colony and the space center, and the place of improvisation ... More


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