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Urarina Society, Cosmology, and History in Peruvian Amazonia

Bartholomew Dean


The Urarina are an indigenous group found in the Peruvian lowlands. Seemingly isolated, this ethnography of the group argues that they actually have a long history of engaging in networks of trade with outside groups. The author describes the surroundings and circumstances under which the Urarina live, focusing on such issues as globalization, inequality, and debt. He challenges the view of “pristine” Amazonian society by revealing the region's long history with agents of international capital. By showing how the Urarina are engaged with global, national, and regional economies, he reveals the ... More

Keywords: Urarina, trade, globalization, inequality, debt

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813033785
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033785.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bartholomew Dean, author
University of Kansas