Author: Rudolf Colloredo-Mansfeld

Cheap Chinese Goods

Rudolf Colloredo-Mansfeld , April 18th, 2016


In a new project, I trace the fortunes of three interrelated communities across four northern Andean cities.  Indigenous Otavaleño traders, mestizo apparel producers in the manufacturing cluster of…


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Recordkeeping, Part I: How I got into Anthropology

Rudolf Colloredo-Mansfeld , May 29th, 2015


I am currently drafting a chapter on the purpose of and problems with community studies.  It is for a volume being put together by the anthropologists Billie Jean…


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The lady, the fox and the ram

Rudolf Colloredo-Mansfeld , January 14th, 2015


At the Zumbagua parish fiesta, July 5, 2014, the members of the tourist trade association of Quilotoa accompanied a lady, a fox, a ram and a four man…


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Barley Eaters or Potato Farmers

Rudolf Colloredo-Mansfeld , October 1st, 2014


Are residents of Zumbagua parish barley-eaters or potato farmers? Does it matter? I wondered about this when I saw the difference between what men and women in Quilotoa, a…


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