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Andean Lives: Gregorio Condori Mamani and Asunta Quispe Huaman

Andean Lives: Gregorio Condori Mamani and Asunta Quispe Huaman

By: Paul H. Gelles (translator), Carmen Escalante Gutierrez (translator), Eulogio Nishiyama (photographer), Carmen Escalante Gutierrez (editor), Ricardo Valderrama Fernandez (editor), Paul H. Gelles (contributor)Paperback

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Gregorio Condori Mamani and Asunta Quispe Huaman were runakuna, a Quechua word that means "people" and refers to the millions of indigenous inhabitants neglected, reviled, and silenced by the dominant society in Peru and other Andean countries. For Gregorio and Asunta, however, that silence was broken when Peruvian anthropologists Ricardo Valderrama Fernandez and Carmen Escalante Gutierrez recorded their life stories. The resulting Spanish-Quechua narrative, published in the mid-1970s and since translated into many languages, has become a classic introduction to the lives and struggles of the "people" of the Andes. Andean Lives is the first English translation of this important book. Working directly from the Quechua, Paul H. Gelles and Gabriela Martinez Escobar have produced an English version that will be easily accessible to general readers and students, while retaining the poetic intensity of the original Quechua. It brings to vivid life the words of Gregorio and Asunta, giving readers fascinating and sometimes troubling glimpses of life among Cuzco's urban poor, with reflections on rural village life, factory work, haciendas, indigenous religion, and marriage and family relationships.

About Author

Ricardo Valderrama Fernandez is an anthropologist. Carmen Escalante Gutierrez is an anthropologist. Gabriela Martinez Escobar is a professional ethnographic filmmaker in Berkeley, California.


AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Paul H. GellesPreliminary Note to the Original Edition: Ricardo Valderrama Fernandez and Carmen Escalante GutierrezGregorio Condori Mamani1. Beginnings2. Aeroplanes and Other Beasts3. Military Tricks4. Earth Mother, Cropkeeper, and the Three Brothers5. The Barracks6. "The Army Isn't Christian"7. Inkas and Spaniards8. Stories from Jail9. Rosa, Josefa, and Miracle Shrines10. Life with Asunta11. The Factory12. We StrappersAsunta Quispe Huaman 13. Running Away from the Hacienda14. Eusebio15. "I Stopped Bearing That Cross"16. Life with Gregorio Postscript: Paul H. Gelles and Gabriela Martinez EscobarNotesGlossaryBibliographyIndex

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  • ISBN13: 9780292724921
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 213
  • ID: 9780292724921
  • weight: 624
  • ISBN10: 0292724926

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