1300 36 33 32

For centuries Andean civilization and ecology has afforded a special fascination for European travellers and officials. In this volume, eight writers - anthropologists, economists and historians working in Bolivia, Britain, France, Ireland and Peru - describe and analyse aspects of rural society in various Andean regions. They focus on the impact of capitalist development on both the peasant economy and the landed elite in the Andes and the ways in which that impact has been shaped by a specific Andean culture and a characteristic Andean ecology and climate. Their discussion of Andean specificity centres on the notion of verticality, first developed by John Murra to describe political and economic adaptation to climatic variation in the Andean eco-system. The volume represents a substantial contribution to our understanding of Andean rural society and the nature of the Latin American peasantry and peasant economy. It will appeal to all those interested in economic anthropology, Latin America, peasant studies and the capitalist world-economy.

Buy Ecology and Exchange in the Andes book by David Lehmann from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521040341
ISBN-10: 0521040345
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Ecology and Exchange in the Andes book by David Lehmann and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Books By Author David Lehmann

Development Theory by David Lehmann

Development Theory

Paperback, April 2015
$63.89
Fundamentalism and Charismatic Movements by David Lehmann

Fundamentalism and Charismatic Movements

Hardback, October 2011
$1,649.70
Struggle for the Spirit by David Lehmann

Struggle for the Spirit

Hardback, September 1996
$110.66