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Volumes: The Technical Politics of Mathematical Abstractions in Contemporary Peruvian Amazonia

colinhoag , June 9th, 2022


Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2021 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


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Teaching Culture through Tourism: Agency, Authenticity, and Colonialism

John Barker , April 9th, 2022


In this contribution, Karoline Guelke discusses how studies of tourism can help students overcome common misperceptions of other cultures as static and unchanging. During one of my first…


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Esterilizaciones forzadas en Perú: la mujer como instrumento

anthropologies , September 23rd, 2021


Read Time:12 Minute, 1 Second Durante los años 1990 y 2000, Alberto Fujimori fue el presidente de Perú. Fujimori entró en el gobier…


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Surviving COVID-19 by Chiappori Magdalena Zegarra

Magdalena Zegarra Chiappori , September 9th, 2021


Survival. Perhaps the word carries more weight today than ever. We are all engaged in this exercise of collective survival. Many of us have found ourselves forced to…


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La vida es para el pueblo y la revolución: una aproximación a la vida y obra de Víctor Andes, un hombre de partido (III)

anthropologies , June 23rd, 2021


Read Time:13 Minute, 30 Second Lee la primera parte aquí y la segunda parte aquí Por otra parte, Andes considera muy importante que…


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La vida es para el pueblo y la revolución: una aproximación a la vida y obra de Víctor Andes, un hombre de partido (II)

anthropologies , May 3rd, 2021


Lee aquí la primera parte Imbuido de energía, convicción y voluntad, fruto de su trajinar político, militancia orgánica y solidez ideológica para trabajar por la revolución, siente al…


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La vida es para el pueblo y la revolución: una aproximación a la vida y obra de Víctor Andes, un hombre de partido (I)

anthropologies , March 24th, 2021


Introducción Juan Antonio Alcántara Hernández es un nombre que puede sonarnos como otro cualquiera dentro de nuestro diverso bosque nominal peruano. Pero si pronunciamos Víctor Andes, la cosa…


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Farmer Talk

Chelsea Horton , January 13th, 2021


Facing language problems in Peru’s new coffee economy During a recent trip to the Andean-Amazonian foothills of Southern Peru, I hiked out to a remote corner of the…


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Ellas también cazaban

anthropologies , November 26th, 2020


El hallazgo de un esqueleto femenino de 9000 años de antigüedad enterrado con un equipo de caza mayor en la cordillera de los Andes de Perú ha puesto…


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Mercury’s Toxic Touch

Laura Meek , October 2nd, 2020


In Peru’s gold-rich Amazonian region of Madre de Dios (the Mother of God), the global demand for the precious metal has incentivized migration from the Andes to the…


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Atmospheric Failure

Chakad Ojani , September 28th, 2020


Fog catchers (atrapanieblas) are fairly simple constructions. They consist of large plastic or nylon nets stretched between two vertically positioned poles, perpendicular to the direction of the incom…


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The Murkiness of the Peruvian Lockdown

Michelle Hak Hepburn , July 1st, 2020


Around the world, countries have imposed lockdowns, to varying degrees of severity, in attempts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Graduate students (and other researchers) have had to leave…


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Scandal, Blame, and the Politics of Contamination in Peru’s Quinoa Bust

colinhoag , June 30th, 2020


Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2019 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline…


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Catching up with Glenn Shepard: Interview to launch benefit photography sale with Linda Matney Gallery

Glenn H. Shepard , May 22nd, 2020


This interview launches a new partnership with Linda Matney Gallery. Proceeds from the sale of selected photographs will directly support vital health services including emergency Covid-19 prevention …


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Experiencing Corona Virus in the Andes

Rebecca_Irons , May 4th, 2020


LUCIA STAVIG  A mix of huaynos, cumbia, and bird song still greet the sun in the Andean community in which I am riding out the month-long quarantine. At…


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Virginia’s story: How the COVID-19 crisis can help us think about older adults who live in perennial abandonment by Chiappori Magdalena Zegarra

Magdalena Zegarra Chiappori , May 2nd, 2020


V: Oh sweetie, don’t leave me.  Magdalena: I have to go home now. But on Monday, I can bring you the Coca-Cola you asked me for.  V: I’m…


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#Review: Punk and Revolution

Carolin Hirsch , December 2nd, 2019


In Punk and revolution: Seven more interpretations of Peruvian reality, Shane Greene locates the distinctive elements of Peruvian punk in the context of the political and urban environment…


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Toé (Brugmansia suaveolens): The Path of Day and Night [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , September 28th, 2019


The Path of DayHenchi, a young man from a remote Matsigenka native community in Peru’s Manu National Park, left home one morning to go hunting in the vast…


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Remaking (Il)licit Landscapes: Layered Histories and Speculative Time in Peru’s War on Drugs

colinhoag , September 19th, 2019


By Allison Kendra, Stanford University § Its leaves burst forth slowly from thin, shrubby branches. Every three months they mature, every three months they are pulled by hard-working…


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A Pretext for Plunder? Environmental Change and State-Led Redevelopment in the Peruvian Amazon

nckawa , April 10th, 2018


Gordon Ulmer, Sydney Silverstein, and I just published a short article (with lots of photos!) in the latest edition of Anthropology Today. It examines how projected environmental changes…


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The Decade of Contact: Isolated indigneous people in the 21st century [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , October 11th, 2017


José Carlos Meirelles, a retired field agent from Brazil’s National Indian Foundation, FUNAI, refers to the current moment for isolated indigenous people of the Amazon as “The Decade…


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The Decade of Contact: Isolated indigneous people in the 21st century [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , October 11th, 2017


José Carlos Meirelles, a retired field agent from Brazil’s National Indian Foundation, FUNAI, refers to the current moment for isolated indigenous people of the Amazon as “The Decade…


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The hummingbird shamans of Peru: Excerpt from "Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon"

Glenn H. Shepard , September 20th, 2017


Abanti blew the tobacco with fast furious puffs. The snuff entered my nostrils as a sequence of chartreuse explosions that expanded in chain reaction and spread backwards and…


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The hummingbird shamans of Peru: Excerpt from "Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon"

Glenn H. Shepard , September 20th, 2017


Abanti blew the tobacco with fast furious puffs. The snuff entered my nostrils as a sequence of chartreuse explosions that expanded in chain reaction and spread backwards and…


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