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Endangered Peoples of Latin America: Struggles to Survive and Thrive (Greenwood Press "Endangered Peoples of the World)

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Publisher Comments:

Latin America comprises varied biophysical environments and diverse populations living in widely disparate economic circumstances. Endangered Peoples of Latin America: Struggles to Survive and Thrive includes peoples hit hardest by the current globalization trend. Each chapter profiles a specific people or peoples with a cultural overview of their history, subsistence strategies, social and political organization, and religion and world view; threats to their survival; and responses to these threats. A section entitled Food for Thought provides questions that encourage a personal engagement with the experiences of these peoples, and a resource guide suggests further reading and lists films and videos and pertinent organizations and web sites. As the curriculum expands to include more multicultural and indigenous peoples, this unique volume will be valuable to both students and teachers.

Book News Annotation:

Based upon recent fieldwork, 13 contributions from anthropologists describe conditions facing indigenous and marginalized groups in Mexico, Central America, and South America. They discuss the negative effects of globalization on local economies and environments, on health and nutrition, and on control of land and other natural resources. Some of the groups profiled include the Mayans of Central Quintana Roo in Mexico, artisanal fisherfolk of the Gulf of Fonseca, the Kuna of Panama, and the Quechua of the Peruvian Andes.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Endangered Peoples of Latin America: Struggles to Survive and Thrive offers rare insight into indigenous and marginalized groups in Mexico, Central America, and South America. This volume focuses on more than 13 endangered peoples, from the Mayans of Central Quintana Roo, in Mexico, to the Quechua of the Peruvian Andes. Globalization has had negative effects on local economies and environments, on health and nutrition, and on control of land and other natural resources, and students and other interested readers will learn how these groups have responded to the various threats. The chapters are written by anthropologists based on their recent fieldwork, which guarantees unparalleled accuracy and immediacy.

Synopsis:

Rare insight on how some of Latin America's indigenous and marginalized groups struggle to survive and thrive.

About the Author

SUSAN C. STONICH is Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Introduction by Susan C. Stonich

Mexicans

The Mayans of Central Quintana Roo by David Barton Bray

The Rural People of Mexico's Northwest Coast by Maria L. Cruz-Torres

Villagers at the Edge of Mexico City by Scott S. Robinson

Central Americans

Artisanal Fisherfolk of the Gulf of Fonseca by Jorge Varela Marquez, Kate Cissna, and Susan C. Stonich

The English-Speaking Bay Islanders by Susan C. Stonich

The Miskito of Honduras and Nicaragua by David J. Dodds

Indigenous and Latino Peoples of the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras by Peter H. Herlihy

The Ngobe of Western Panama by John R. Bort and Philip D. Young

The Kuna of Panama by James Howe

The Tz'utujil Maya of Guatemala by James Loucky

South Americans

The Awa of Ecuador by Janet M. Chernela

The Otavalenos of the Ecuadorian Highlands by Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld

The Quechua of the Peruvian Andes by Paul H. Gelles

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313308567
Editor:
Stonich, Susan C.
Other:
Stonich, Susan C.
Other:
Stonich, Susan C.
Editor:
Stonich, Susan C.
Author:
Stonich, Susan C.
Author:
Myilibrary
Author:
Stonich, Susan
Publisher:
Praeger
Location:
Westport, Conn
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Indigenous peoples
Subject:
Indians
Subject:
Indians, treatment of
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Latin America Politics and government.
Subject:
Latin America Ethnic relations.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
The Greenwood Press "Endangered peoples of the world" series,
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.48x6.34x.97 in. 1.30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Endangered Peoples of Latin America: Struggles to Survive and Thrive offers rare insight into indigenous and marginalized groups in Mexico, Central America, and South America. This volume focuses on more than 13 endangered peoples, from the Mayans of Central Quintana Roo, in Mexico, to the Quechua of the Peruvian Andes. Globalization has had negative effects on local economies and environments, on health and nutrition, and on control of land and other natural resources, and students and other interested readers will learn how these groups have responded to the various threats. The chapters are written by anthropologists based on their recent fieldwork, which guarantees unparalleled accuracy and immediacy.
"Synopsis" by , Rare insight on how some of Latin America's indigenous and marginalized groups struggle to survive and thrive.
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