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Jason Antrosio is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Hartwick College. His doctoral work in Colombia was published as "Inverting Development Discourse in Colombia" (American Anthropologist, December 2002), and a translated version of his dissertation is forthcoming from Abya-Yala Publishers (Quito, Ecuador). The research for this article was supported by the Hartwick College Faculty Research Grants Program.

Moisés Arce is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri. He is the author of Market Reform in Society: Post-Crisis Politics and Economic Change in Authoritarian Peru (2005). His current research examines the changing basis of antigovernment mobilizations against economic liberalization at the subnational level in Latin America.

Merike Blofield is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Miami. Her publications include The Politics of Moral Sin: Abortion and Divorce in Spain, Argentina and Chile (Routledge, 2006) and articles in Comparative Politics and Latin American Politics and Society. She is also the director of the Observatory on Inequality in Latin America, a three-year project funded by the Ford Foundation. Her current research focuses on domestic workers' rights and on the impact of socioeconomic inequality on politics.

John F. Collins is an assistant professor of anthropology at Queens College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. His first book, The Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian "Racial Democracy," is a historical ethnography of the making of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, forthcoming from Duke University Press. He is currently working on Under English Eyes, an examination of slavery, freedom, state-sponsored philanthropy, and liberalism in the mid-nineteenth-century South Atlantic. He has also begun a new ethnographic project on the cultural politics of class as related to white-tail deer hunting—and civilization and barbarism—in modern New Jersey. Collins is also the author of numerous scholarly articles and essays that have appeared in Ethnos, Cultural Anthropology, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, and Critique of Anthropology.

Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and a visiting professor at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Ecuador. Since 1991, he has researched the changing economies of the Ecuadorian Andes and the cultural spaces of postagrarian provincial society. He has published recently on the anthropology of consumption, community justice, and indigenous artists and is currently completing a manuscript on Andean [End Page 306] civil society. Research for this article was funded by a Fulbright Lecturing/Research Award and by a Faculty Scholar Award from the University of Iowa.

Tracy Beck Fenwick is a D.Phil. candidate in politics at the University of Oxford. In her dissertation she compares the reforms and varying performance of the implementation of the federal cash-transfer program in Brazil and Argentina. Her current research interests are municipalities in federalist structures and government performance.

Raúl García-Heras teaches economic history at the University of Buenos Aires and is a senior research fellow in Argentina's National Scientific Research Council (CONICET). He specializes in the business and economic history of contemporary Argentina. His latest publications are Historia empresarial e historia económica en la Argentina: Un balance a comienzos del siglo XXI (Facultad de Administración de la Universidad de los Andes, 2007) and El Fondo Monetario Internacional y el Banco Mundial en la Argentina (Universidad de los Andes, 2008). He is now working on a book about the role of major private international banks in Argentina's foreign financing from 1955 to 1983.

Noam Lupu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. His research focuses on the causes of party realignments in Latin America, examining intraparty organizations, voting behavior, and subnational politics. His other research interests include the development of partisanship in new democracies, the voter base of new left governments in the region, and the effects of inequality on redistributive policies.

Alfred P. Montero is an associate professor of political science at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. His research focuses on the political economy...


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