" A fundamental challenge to established stereotypes of the Andean economy, this book will lead to a rethinking of received ideas. Including work by many of the leading scholars in the field, it will be obligatory reading for those interested in indigenous history and anthropology. It offers a different perspective on the economy by focusing on the indigenous population, and demonstrates conclusively how the Indians succeeded in linking their complex traditional systems with the new opportunities offered by expanded markets."—Nathan Wachtel, College de France
"This is an impressive collection of essays [and] a fundamental reference book in Andean studies."—Walter Mignolo, Duke University
About the Author
Brooke Larson is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.
Olivia Harris is Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Anthropology Department at Goldsmith’s College, London.
Enrique Tandeter is Chair of the Department of History at the University of Buenos Aires and an Associate at the Center for the Study of State and Society in Buenos Aires.