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By Peter van der Veer
Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Published: 03 June 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7422-0
... mountain people Southeast Asia borderlands Himalayas ...
Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Published: 03 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374220-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7422-0
... This chapter focuses on those who live in the mountainous margins of civilizational heartlands and, today, in the border areas of modern nation-states. These peoples have been the typical subjects of anthropological research because of their remote, relatively isolated locations, the small scale...
Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Published: 03 June 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7422-0
...Comparing Exclusion This chapter focuses on those who live in the mountainous margins of civilizational heartlands and, today, in the border areas of modern nation-states. These peoples have been the typical subjects of anthropological research because of their remote, relatively isolated...
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By Fabiana Li
Published: 09 March 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7586-9
... as “sacred mountain”). Crucially, the knowledges that shaped the Quilish campaigns were not part of an already existing “indigenous tradition,” nor were they simply a set of meanings that environmentalists, scientists, and protestors assigned to a preexisting thing. Rather, their discursive practices...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... Tunupa is among the oldest gods of the people of the southern Andean and Qollasuyu region and is associated with the creative and destructive forces of fire and volcanoes, thunder and lightning. In the classic version of Tunupa’s story, an elderly male figure travels from the north to the south...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374640-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
... Wright spent the weekend before his departure from Indonesia as a guest of the Konfrontasi Study Club at the mountain villa of the magazine’s founder and principal editor, Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana. Wright’s lecture to the Study Club was later published in English in Konfrontasi...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... The Andean mountains were long considered colossal physical barriers, their altitude and rugged landscape being seen as serious obstacles to human development. Nevertheless, Andean civilizations creatively converted these apparently adverse topographical and climatic conditions into advantages...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
...First Peoples and the Making of Andean and Amazonian Space In the Andean highlands, there were as many different origin myths as there were native peoples. Each ethnic group sought to establish its importance through such stories, by claiming to be the first people to appear in the world...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
...The Rich Mountain The annals of Potosí composed by Bartolomé Arzáns de Orsúa y Vela (1674–1736) occupy a blurry literary domain between history and fiction, edifying morality tale and titillating scandal sheet. Like an Andean Cervantes, Arzáns’s narrator claimed to write from first-person...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 03 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375319-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7531-9
... The political instability of late 1950s Cuba occasioned many anguished appeals to the Virgin. As Fidel Castro’s rebels took up positions in the mountains of eastern Cuba to combat Batista’s army, El Cobre was the site of some skirmishes, damaging the Virgin’s shrine. Cuban political discord...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 03 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7531-9
... anguished appeals to the Virgin. As Fidel Castro’s rebels took up positions in the mountains of eastern Cuba to combat Batista’s army, El Cobre was the site of some skirmishes, damaging the Virgin’s shrine. Cuban political discord and civil war often transpired in the streets: the Batista regime alternately...
Published: 11 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
... route. existentialism universal humanism Joseph Conrad Russian literature expatriates in Paris Wright spent the weekend before his departure from Indonesia as a guest of the Konfrontasi Study Club at the mountain villa of the magazine’s founder and principal editor, Sutan Takdir...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
...States and Conquests in the Andes For more than a century, Inka territory spread far beyond its home base in Cuzco, reaching north and south along the mountain chain of the Andes. As Pedro Cieza de León’s chronicle attests, the Inka combined military might with symbolic and material...