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The Hold Life Has



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Smithsonian Books

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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 in 1985.

Author Biography

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, D.C. She is the coauthor with nathan Garner of Condor Qatay: Anthropology in Performance (1996).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition xi
Preface to the First Edition xiii
Introduction 1(21)
Water, Stones, and Light: A Cosmology
The Web of Reciprocity
``And Then in That Sun'': The Ayllu
Coca Knows
Drinking Together
Rites of the Household
Rites of the Ayllu
Yawar Mayu: Blood River
Coca and Cultural Identity
Epilogue Rufina's Children 196(7)
Afterword to the Second Edition ``No Somes Indios Ahora'' 203(45)
Appendix A A Note on Orthography 248(2)
Appendix B Kinship Terminology 250(6)
Notes 256(16)
Glossary 272(6)
References 278(13)
Index 291

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