The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics

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Orin Starn, Carlos Iván Degregori, Robin Kirk
Duke University Press, 1995 - Peru - 531 pages
13 Reviews
"Vast, multidisciplinary collection contains previously published articles and excerpts from books on Peruvian themes. Concerns archaeology, history, political systems, resistance movements, drugs, and cultural issues. Includes ethnographic contributionso
  

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Review: The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics

User Review  - Julian Haigh - Goodreads

A little sampling of Peruvian history and culture. Nothing too exhaustive with many different little bits to provide a 'feel' for what is Peru. Read full review

Review: The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics

User Review  - Ashley Call - Goodreads

An amazing collection of history and mythology combined with contemporary social criticism and poetry that allows any reader to fully engage in the Peruvian experience. I read this book while I was in Peru and it enlightened my travel and social experience there immensely. Read full review

Contents

The Chavin Cult Brian Pagan
17
Moon Sun Witches Irene Silverblatt
35
The Origins of the Incas Garcilaso de la Vega
49
Taxation and the Incas Pedro de Cieza de Leon
70
Atahualpa and Pizarro John Hemming
84
In Defense of the Indians Bartolome de las Casas
107
Diary of Colonial Lima Josephe de Mugaburu y Honton
137
All Must Die Jose Antonio de Areche
157
A World for Julius Alfredo Bryce Echenique
297
The Shining Path
305
The Quota Gustavo Gorriti
316
Memories of a Cadre Nicario
328
Oath of Loyalty Anonymous
336
Vietnam in the Andes Pancho
342
Death Threat Anonymous
348
Chaqwa Robin Kirk
354

Priests Indians Soldiers and Heroes Manuel Gonzalez Prada
187
Women of Lima Flora Tristan
195
Amazonian Indians and the Rubber Boom Manuel Cordova
203
The Advent of Modern Politics
215
Water Juan Pevez
223
Human Poems Cesar Vallejo
234
The APRA Victor Raul Haya de la Torre
240
Lost to Sight Cesar Moro
253
The Master Will No Longer Feed Off Your Poverty
264
The 24th of June Gabriel Aragon
272
Recipe for a House Mercedes Torribio
278
Perus African Rhythms Nicomedes Santa Cruz
290
Huamanguino Ranulfo Fuentes
368
There Have Been Threats Maria Elena Moyano
371
The Cocaine Economy
385
My Little Coca Let Me Chew You Anonymous
401
Drugs Soldiers and Guerrillas Chaname
415
A Momentous Decision Alberto Fujimori
438
Simply Pascuala Jose Maria Salcedo
452
Sarita Colonia Comes Flying Eduardo Gonzalez Viana
466
Adrenaline Nights Carmen Olle
482
Aguaruna Adventures Anonymous
504
Suggestions for Further Reading
517
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About the author (1995)

Orin Starn is Sally Dalton Robinson Professor of Cultural Antropology, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University, USA. Marisol de la Cadena teaches in the Anthropology Department, University of California-Davis.

Robin lives with her family in Newport News, Virginia and works for a major retail chain. She attended Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia majoring in Accounting.

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