The Hold Life Has: Coca and Cultural Identity in an Andean Community [NOOK Book]

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This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses on the very real problem of cultural continuity in a changing world, and Allen finds that the hold life has in 2002 is not the same as it was ...
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The Hold Life Has: Coca and Cultural Identity in an Andean Community

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Overview

This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses on the very real problem of cultural continuity in a changing world, and Allen finds that the hold life has in 2002 is not the same as it was in 1985.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588343598
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
  • Publication date: 1/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 371,456
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Catherine J. Allen was the recipient of a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship Award and is professor of anthroplogy and international affairs at George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is the coauthor with Nathan Garner of Condor Qatay: Anthropology in Performance (1996).

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Water, Stones, and Light: A Cosmology 22
Ch. 2 The Web of Reciprocity 49
Ch. 3 "And Then in That Sun": The Ayllu 75
Ch. 4 Coca Knows 102
Ch. 5 Drinking Together 114
Ch. 6 Rites of the Household 127
Ch. 7 Rites of the Ayllu 150
Ch. 8 Yawar Mayu: Blood River 174
Ch. 9 Coca and Cultural Identity 184
Epilogue: Rufina's Children 196
Afterword to the Second Edition: "No Somos Indios Ahora" 203
App. A A Note on Orthography 248
App. B: Kinship Terminology 250
Notes 256
Glossary 272
References 278
Index 291
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