The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics

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Dezember 2005



An interdisciplinary anthology of work from and about Peru, including nonfiction, poetry, journalism, history, and cultural analysis, that includes many primary resources never before published in English.


Orin Starn is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. He is the author of "Ishi's Brain: In Search of America's Last "Wild" Indian" and "Nightwatch: The Politics of Protest in the Andes," also published by Duke University Press.Carlos Ivan Degregori is Professor of Anthropology at the National University of San Marcos in Lima. He served on Peru's government-appointed Truth and Reconciliation Commission and has written dozens of books and articles about Peru.Robin Kirk is Co-director of the Human Rights Initiative at Duke University. She is the author of "More Terrible Than Death: Massacres, Drugs, and America's War in Colombia "and "The Monkey's Paw: New Chronicles from Peru."


"The Peru Reader is a joy both for Peru specialists and those seeking an introduction to the country's political and social development...It brings together in English a wide variety of texts, to provide a diversity of views of Peruvians (past and present) about their country, as well as foreign observers...The beauty [is] that the texts speak for themselves, reflecting a multiplicity of views." --John Crabtree, Journal of Latin American Studies "A livelier, more literate introduction to a foreign world could not be hoped for. A Peruvian trove, indeed; so much that one hardly knows where to begin dipping into its treasures."--Alma Guillermoprieto, author of Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution "This is an extremely deep, broad, and insightful collection on Peru."--Jorge Casteneda, author of Utopia Unarmed: The Latin American Left After the Cold War and former Foreign Minister of Mexico "One of the best overviews yet of Peruvian history and politics."--The Rough Guide to Peru "This is a great paperback to bring on the airplane or a long train ride, stuffed with an endlessly entertaining and eclectic collection of short stories, anthropological essays, translated chronicles, and a bit of poetry."--Moon Handbooks Peru "This anthology is a wonderful addition to any course on Latin America and Peru and is accessible to both graduates and undergraduates. I have used pieces from this book for my undergraduate courses and plan to incorporate at least one of the pieces new to this second edition into my courses in the near future. The book should also be of interest to nonacademics interested in learning more about Peru."--M. Cristina Alcalde, The Latin Americanist
EAN: 9780822336556
ISBN: 0822336553
Untertitel: 'Latin America Readers'. Revised and Upd. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2005
Seitenanzahl: 582 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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