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  • Fifty Years of Fieldwork in Latin America
  • Rick Bein, Richard Wilkie, W. George Lovell, Bill Doolittle, Jim Biles, Karl Offen, Matthew Taylor, Tom Perreault, Román Mamini, Case Watkins, Ashley Coles, Felipe Magalhães, Federica Bono, Yulia Garcia Sarduy, Christian Brannstrom, Dayna Cueva Alegría, Kenneth D. Madsen, Jeffrey S. Smith, Sisimac Duchicela, Jorge Ruiz, Kristen Conway-Gómez, Nicolás Vergara-Arribas, Speiran Siobhan, Joel E. Correia, Jorge Choy-Gómez, Patrick CoatarPeter, Jordan Brasher, Julie Cupples, Daniel Zayonc, Gisselle Vila Benites, and Patricia Wood Dickerson

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A favela in Rio de Janeiro, which has now been replaced by buildings serving the money economy (photo by Rick Bein, 1964).


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Brasilia constructed in the middle of the Campo Cerrado. In the years since, the surrounding area has been completely urbanized. The Campo Cerrado savanna vegetation has nearly disappeared from the Brazilian landscape, largely replaced by soybean farming (photo by Rick Bein, 1971).

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Brothers Pancho and Horacio Goettig from the village of Aldea San Francisco, Entre Rios Province, Argentina. Their immigrant Volga-German family had worked the land there since 1878. They both died in their 50s in 1994, Pancho from cancer and his younger brother Horacio from a broken heart (they say). Richard Wilkie photographed them every seven to eight years in the same kitchen from 1966 to 1991 (photo by Richard Wilkie, 1972).


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This photo was taken in 1974 on George Lovell's first ever trip to Latin America, undertaking fieldwork in the Mixteca Alta of Mexico. The town square of Teposcolula is no longer where the market takes place. The town is all spruced up now, as is the magnificent Dominican church in the background (photo by W. George Lovell, 1974).

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Finding importance among the inconspicuous: Maria Fadiman during her ethnobotany dissertation fieldwork in Ecuador (photo by Bill Doolittle, 2002).


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Undergraduate student researchers assessing sustainable eco-tourism among the mangroves of the Celestún Biosphere Reserve, Yucatán, Mexico (photo courtesy of Jim Biles, 2003).

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Karl Offen conducting fieldwork in Seville, Spain at the Casa Lonjá, the former Casa de Contratación, from where the entire Spanish overseas empire was once managed (photo courtesy of Karl Offen, 2005).

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On Nicaragua's southwest Border with Costa Rica in a community known as El Pochote. The Military had been trying to remove these residents from land given to them during the revolution so that they could build a duty free port on that spot for the new Coastal Highway. The female head of the household is saying "la única manera que me sacan de aquí es muerta" (photo courtesy of Matthew Taylor, 2008).


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Tom Perreault conducting a household livelihood survey on the central Altiplano (Oruro, Bolivia), a region heavily influenced by mining. In the foreground is chuño (freeze-dried potatoes), which the family is preparing (photo by Román Mamani, 2011).

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A canoe load of fresh fruit harvested from African oil palms awaits pick-up for processing at the mouth of the Rio Serinhaem in Ituberá, Bahia, on Brazil's Dendê Coast (photo by Case Watkins, 2012).


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A billboard announces the completion of a portion of Avenida Colón, part of a contentious urban redevelopment project in Manizales, Colombia. The staircase on the left side of the photograph was once an interior staircase in a home that was not completely demolished prior to construction. In 2015, three years after this photo was taken, portions of this road were being rebuilt, and only twentyfour new apartments had been constructed to replace the hundreds of homes demolished since 2008 (photo by Ashley Coles, 2012).

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ISSN
1548-5811
Print ISSN
1545-2476
Pages
pp. 115-131
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-21
Open Access
No
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