A Companion to Latin American Anthropology

A Companion to Latin American Anthropology

Editor(s): Deborah Poole

Published Online: 25 FEB 2009

Print ISBN: 9780631234685

Online ISBN: 9781444301328

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301328

About this Book

Comprised of 24 newly commissioned chapters, this defining reference volume on Latin America introduces English-language readers to the debates, traditions, and sensibilities that have shaped the study of this diverse region.

  • Contributors include some of the most prominent figures in Latin American and Latin Americanist anthropology
  • Offers previously unpublished work from Latin America scholars that has been translated into English explicitly for this volume
  • Includes overviews of national anthropologies in Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Brazil, and is also topically focused on new research
  • Draws on original ethnographic and archival research
  • Highlights national and regional debates
  • Provides a vivid sense of how anthropologists often combine intellectual and political work to address the pressing social and cultural issues of Latin America

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Locations

  2. Part II: Debates

  3. Part III: Positions

    1. Chapter 18

      Indigenous Anthropologies beyond Barbados (pages 373–398)

      Stefano Varese, Guillermo Delgado and Rodolfo L. Meyer

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