Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice across Andean Worlds
Marisol de la Cadena is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, and the author of Indigenous Mestizos: The Politics of Race and Culture in Cuzco, Peru, 1919–1991, also published by Duke University Press.
Mariano’s Cosmopolitics: Between Lawyers and Ausangate
This story presents Mariano’s political activities as he brought about the participation of other-than-human beings that were in-ayllu. It is underpinned by Mariano’s notion of power as it emerged from both earth-beings (also known as mountains, the soil, or bodies of water) as well as from the state, landowners, and leftist politicians. It describes how the political struggle against the landowner—for his part in which Mariano was known—was underpinned by the partial connections between the worlding practices of both ayllu and the state.