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Native World-System : An Ethnography of Bolivian Aymara Traders in the Global Economy (Paperback) (Nico

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Based on years of fieldwork, this ethnography of the Bolivian Aymara trading system and its networks and economic strategies examines one of the most up-and-coming forms of indigenous entrepreneurship on the American continent, in a region where the indigenous population is still stigmatized for being associated with poverty and backward ways. In doing so, it illuminates a critical dynamic of globalization that is taking place behind the scenes. By analyzing Aymara economic institutions and networks and their concepts and practices of business management, The Native World-System describes a system in which indigenous sociopolitical structures and religious values and beliefs are interwoven with an advanced economic practice, specialized technological know-how, and global networks. The Native World-System is a volume in the ISSUES OF GLOBALIZATION: CASE STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY ANTHROPOLOGYseries, which examines the experiences of individual communities in our contemporary world. Each volume offers a brief and engaging exploration of a particular issue arising from globalization and its cultural, political, and economic effects on certain peoples or groups.
Number of Pages: 246
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Anthropology / Cultural
Series Title: Issues of Globalization: Case Studies in Contemporary Anthropology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Nico Tassi
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2016
TCIN: 51162093
UPC: 9780190255220
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-0367
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