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- DescriptionCholas and Pishtacos are two provocative characters from South American popular culture - a sensual mixed-race woman and a horrifying white killer - who show up in everything from horror stories and dirty jokes to romantic vels and travel posters. In this book, these two figures become vehicles for an exploration of race, sex, and violence. Mary Weismantel's theory of race and sex begins t with individual identity but with three forms of social and ecomic interaction: estrangement, exchange and accumulation. She maps the barriers that separate white and Indian, male and female - barriers that exist t in order to prevent exchange, but rather to exacerbate its inequality. Weismantel weaves together sources ranging from her own fieldwork and the words of potato sellers, hotel maids, and tourists to classic works by photographer Marin Chambi and velist Jose Maria Arguedas.
- Author BiographyMary Weismantel is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and chair of Latin American studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of Food, Gender and Poverty in the Ecuadorian Andes.
- Author(s)Mary Weismantel
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication15/01/2002
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Series TitleWomen in Culture and Society Series
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note12 halftones, 2 maps, 1 table
- Weight510 g
- Width154 mm
- Height278 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Foreword byCatherine R. Stimpson
- Edition StatementNew edition
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