To Defend Ourselves: Ecology and Ritual in an Andean Village Billie Jean Isbell

ISBN: 9780881331738

Published: August 28th 1985

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289 pages


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To Defend Ourselves: Ecology and Ritual in an Andean Village  by  Billie Jean Isbell

To Defend Ourselves: Ecology and Ritual in an Andean Village by Billie Jean Isbell
August 28th 1985 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 289 pages | ISBN: 9780881331738 | 9.70 Mb

The result of ten years of studying the Quechua peasants of Chuschi in south-central Peru, this work is a structuralist attempt to uncover the mechanisms whereby the people of this Andean society struggle to protect the social and economicMoreThe result of ten years of studying the Quechua peasants of Chuschi in south-central Peru, this work is a structuralist attempt to uncover the mechanisms whereby the people of this Andean society struggle to protect the social and economic independence of their community from the outside world.

The ethnographic strength of the book is a careful and insightful discussion of kinship and marriage as well as descriptions and interpretations of hydraulic, harvest, and fertility rites. Introductory notes by the author discuss guerrilla activities in the community that said, To defend ourselves is to defend our traditions.



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