9780136564713

Crossing Currents Continuity and Change in Latin America

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    9780136564713

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    0136564712

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-01-08
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Designed to expose readers to some of the most important critical thinking by anthropologists across a wide range of issues, this anthology combines a variety of works that examine Latin American cultures from a number of different perspectives. Very accessible and perceptive, it covers a wide range of topics -- beginning with a general overview of Latin America (observations about size of land mass, geography, population size and growth rates) and then highlighting some of the cultural characteristics that permit us to talk about "Latin America" -- balancing the incredible cultural diversity with some of the overriding features that give at least the appearance of "similarity."

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Part I: Introduction 1(27)
1 Introduction to Latin America: Its Land and People
1(12)
Rudolfo Stavenhagen
2 "Challenging the Nation-State in Latin America"
13(11)
Carlos Fuentes
3 "The Mirror of the Other"
24(4)
Part II: Prehistory 28(23)
Anna Roosevelt
4 "Lost Civilizations of the Lower Amazon"
28(6)
Clark Erickson
5 "Applied Archaeology and Rural Development: Archaeology's Potential Contribution to the Future"
34(12)
Michael Harner
6 "The Enigma of Aztec Sacrifice"
46(5)
Part III: America's Iberian Heritage 51(37)
George Foster
7 "Culture and Conquest"
51(6)
Eric Wolf
8 "Sons of the Shaking Earth"
57(31)
Part IV: Ethnicity 88(37)
John Kicza
9 "The Indian in Latin America"
88(10)
Charles R. Hale
10 "Inter-Ethnic Relations and Class Structure in Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast: A Historic Overview"
98(15)
Conrad Kottak
11 "Assault on Paradise"
113(12)
Part V: Gender 125(56)
Evelyn Stevens
12 "Machismo and Marianismo"
125(8)
Norma Chinchilla
13 "Women's Movements in the Americas: Feminism's Second Wave"
133(6)
Helen Safa
14 "Women's Social Movements in Latin America"
139(10)
Michael Whiteford
Ruth Alden
15 "Changing Gender Role Attitudes among Women in an Urban Mexican Neighborhood"
149(32)
Part VI: Social Structure 173(41)
Richard Adams
16 "Brokers and Career Mobility Systems in the Structure of Complex Societies"
173(8)
Arthur D. Murphy
Alex Stepick
17 "Social Inequality in Oaxaca"
181(11)
Samuel Stone
18 "Aspects of Power Distribution in Costa Rica"
192(14)
Andrew Hunter Whiteford
19 "Changing Life Patterns: The Elite of the Valle of Pubenza, Colombia"
206(8)
Part VII: Religion 214(50)
John K. Chance
20 "Changes in Twentieth-Century Mesoamerican Cargo Systems"
214(12)
Diana De G. Brown
Mario Bick
21 "Religion, Class, and Context: Continuities and Discontinuities in Brazilian Umbana"
226(19)
Christian Smith
22 "The Spirit and Democracy: Base Communities, Protestantism, and Democratization in Latin America"
245(19)
Part VIII: Health 264(55)
Linda M. Whiteford
23 "The Political Economy of Health in Latin America"
264(15)
Sidney M. Greenfield
24 "German Spirit Doctors in Spiritist Healing in Urban Brazil"
279(11)
George M. Foster
25 "How to Stay Well in Tzintzumtzan"
290(15)
Joseph Bastien
26 "Adaptive Strategies of Bolivian Herbalists to Biomedicine"
305(14)
Part IX: Economics, Neoliberal Reforms, and Trade Agreements 319(72)
Kenyon Stebbins
27 "Tobacco or Health in the Third World: A Political Economy Perspective with Emphasis on Mexico"
319(13)
Mark Ritchie
28 "Free Trade versus Sustainable Agriculture: The Implications of NAFTA"
332(9)
Frank Cancian
Peter Brown
29 "Who Is Rebelling in Chiapas?"
341(5)
Eliana Cardoso
30 "Privatization Fever in Latin America"
346(8)
Lynn Stephen
31 "Accommodation and Resistance: Ejidatario, Ejidataria, and Official Views of Ejido Reform"
354(14)
Donna Chollett
32 "Culture, Sweetness, and Death: The Political Economy of Sugar Production and Consumption"
368(11)
J. Douglas Uzzell
33 "Mixed Strategies and the Informal Sector: Three Faces of Reserve Labor"
379(12)
Part X: Environment 391(62)
Marc Edelman
34 "Rethinking the Hamburger Thesis: Deforestation and the Crisis of Central America's Beef Exports"
391(23)
Elizabeth Dore
35 "Capitalism and the Ecological Crisis: Legacy of the 1990s"
414(8)
Peter Rosset
36 "The Greening of Cuba"
422(7)
Kevin Healy
37 "Political Ascent of Bolivia's Coca Leaf Producers"
429(18)
Katharine Milton
38 "Civilization and Its Discontents"
447(6)
Part XI: Population Movement and Changing Cities 453
Carole Nagengast
Michael Kearney
39 "Mixtec Ethnicity: Social Identity, Political Consciousness, and Political Activism"
453(21)
Suzana Sawyer
40 "Phantom Citizenship and the Prosthetics of Corporate Capital: `Maria Aguinda et al. versus Texaco, Inc. USA'"
474(5)
Douglas Butterworth
John Chance
41 "Latin American Urbanization"
479(15)
Alan Gilbert
42 "The Latin American City"
494(8)
Arturo Escobar
43 "Conclusion: Imagining a Postdevelopment Era"
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