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The people of Quirpini, a rural community in the Bolivian Andes, are in constant motion. They visit each other's houses, work in their fields, go to nearby towns for school, market, or official transactions, and travel to Buenos Aires for wage labor. In this rich ethnography, Stuart Alexander Rockefeller describes how these places become intertwined via circuits constituted by the movement of people, goods, and information. Drawing on the work of Henri LeFebvre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Nancy Munn, Rockefeller argues that by their travels, Quirpinis play a role in shaping the places they move through. This compelling study makes important contributions to contemporary debates about spatiality, temporality, power, and culture.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Part 1 Inscriptions
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Introduction: Disorientations
  2. pp. 3-32
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  1. 1 Places and History in and about Quirpini
  2. pp. 33-60
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  1. Part 2 Facets of a Place
  2. pp. 61-62
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  1. 2 Bicycles and Houses
  2. pp. 63-96
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  1. 3 The Geography of Planting Corn
  2. pp. 97-130
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  1. 4 Carnival and the Spatial Practice of Community
  2. pp. 131-164
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  1. Part 3 From Quirpini
  2. pp. 165-166
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  1. 5 Ethnic Politics and the Control of Movement
  2. pp. 167-200
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  1. 6 Placing Bolivia in Quirpini: Civic Ritual and the Power of Context
  2. pp. 201-220
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  1. 7 Where Do You Go When You Go to Buenos Aires?
  2. pp. 221-250
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  1. Conclusion: Coming Back to Quirpini
  2. pp. 251-270
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 271-276
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 277-288
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 289-298
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 299-306
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253004635
Print ISBN
9780253354976
MARC Record
OCLC
659864582
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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