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The Articulated Peasant

The Articulated Peasant

Household Economies in the Andes
August 2001
Trade Paperback · 408 Pages
$47.00 U.S. · $54.50 CAN · £31.99 U.K. · €33.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780813337166


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Based on Enrique Mayer’s 30 years of research in Peru, this collection of new and revised essays presents in one accessible volume Mayer’s most significant statements on Andean peasant economies from pre-colonial times to the present. As a result, The Articulated Peasant is noteworthy as a sustained examination of household economies as the author explains the relationship of the household and the village community to the Andean mountain environment through systems of land use and agricultural production within changing historical circumstances. Though the volume stresses the Andean context, its relevancy is wider. It will resonate with those who are struggling with issues of survival and development in Latin America or elsewhere where units of production and consumption are largely household based.

About the Author

Enrique Mayer is professor of anthropology at Yale University.