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The Articulated Peasant : Household Economies In The Andes - Enrique Mayer

The Articulated Peasant

Household Economies In The Andes

Paperback Published: 13th August 2001
ISBN: 9780813337166
Number Of Pages: 411

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Based on Enrique Mayer's 30 years of research in Peru, this collection of new and revised essays presents in one accessible volume Mayer's most significant statements on Andean peasant economies from pre-colonial times to the present. As a result, "The Articulated Peasant" is noteworthy as a sustained examination of household economies as the author explains the relationship of the household and the village community to the Andean mountain environment through systems of land use and agricultural production within changing historical circumstances. Though the volume stresses the Andean context, its relevancy is wider. It will resonate with those who are struggling with issues of survival and development in Latin America or elsewhere where units of production and consumption are largely household based.

List of Illustrationsp. XI
Prefacep. XIII
Acknowledgmentsp. XVII
The Household in Perspectivep. 1
House, Field, and Moneyp. 1
The Household in the Andesp. 4
The Household in the Communityp. 35
Redistribution and Trade in Inca Societyp. 47
The Ethnic Groupp. 49
Economic Organization of the Inca Statep. 52
Evidence for Tradep. 54
Trade in Luxuriesp. 55
Marketplaces in Cities and Townsp. 58
Interecological Tradep. 60
The Growth of Trading in Colonial Timesp. 68
Postscriptp. 70
A Tribute to the Household: Domestic Economy and the Encomienda in Colonial Perup. 75
Saturday, February 14, 1562p. 78
The Testimonyp. 79
Household Typesp. 89
The Burden of Tributep. 94
Conclusionsp. 99
Postscriptp. 102
The Rules of the Game in Andean Reciprocityp. 105
How Reciprocity Worksp. 105
Forms of Andean Reciprocityp. 108
Plowing and Harvestingp. 112
Exploitation with Reciprocityp. 116
Ceremonial Exchangesp. 118
Reciprocity, Redistribution and Symbolic Capitalp. 121
Taxationp. 123
Counting and Sharingp. 128
The Limits of Reciprocityp. 131
Postscriptp. 135
Aspects of Barterp. 143
Impuritiesp. 143
Harvest Failurep. 145
Strategies Intended to Overcome the Crisisp. 148
Barter: A Generalized Exchange Systemp. 151
Forms of Barterp. 153
Why Barter?p. 157
Postscriptp. 168
Coca as Commodity: Local Use and Global Abusep. 173
Coca's Economic Functionsp. 174
Social Roles of Cocap. 177
Access to Coca and Ethnic Dominationp. 181
Coca Substitutionp. 184
The New Context in the Late 1990sp. 186
Aggressive Marketingp. 191
Respect for Cocap. 195
Undue Appropriationp. 197
Postscriptp. 199
Alguito Para Ganar ("A Little Something To Earn"): Profits and Losses in Peasant Economies (with Manuel Glave)p. 205
Tulumayo and Paucartambo Valleysp. 210
Real Losses (Total Balances)p. 212
Monetary Balances and the Illusion of Profitsp. 217
Subsistence Production Costs Moneyp. 220
Ethnography of Accountingp. 225
The Question of Subsidiesp. 230
Postscriptp. 234
Production Zonesp. 239
A Mythp. 239
Introductionp. 240
Organization of Production Zonesp. 242
The Dynamics in Production Zonesp. 249
The Limitations of Village-Based Verticalityp. 261
Individual Interest Groups in Villagesp. 266
Conclusionsp. 270
Postscriptp. 272
Land Tenure and Communal Control in Laraosp. 279
The Communityp. 281
The Puna and the Grazing Estanciasp. 282
The Agricultural Zonesp. 283
Diachronic Variationp. 291
Old Liberalismp. 299
Postscriptp. 304
Household Economies Under Neo-Liberalismp. 313
Structural Readjustmentp. 313
Neo-Liberalismp. 316
The Poor Householdp. 318
Propertyp. 323
Neo-Liberal Approaches to Environmental Conservationp. 327
Glossaryp. 333
References Citedp. 341
Indexp. 375
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ISBN: 9780813337166
ISBN-10: 081333716X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 411
Published: 13th August 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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