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Alpacas, Sheep, and Men

The Wool Export Economy and Regional Society in Southern Peru

Book1977

Author:

BENJAMIN S. ORLOVE

Alpacas, Sheep, and Men

The Wool Export Economy and Regional Society in Southern Peru

Book1977

 

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    1 - Introduction: Modernization, Dependency, and the Sectorial Model

    Pages 1-19

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    2 - The History of the World Wool Market

    Pages 21-31

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    3 - The Wool Economy in Southern Peru

    Pages 33-49

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    4 - Credit, Stocks, and Price Transmission Mechanisms

    Pages 51-62

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    5 - The Sicuani Region: A Capsule Description

    Pages 63-78

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    6 - The Pastoral Sectors: Herds, Herders, and Herd Owners

    Pages 79-95

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    7 - Local Uses of Wool in the Sicuani Region

    Pages 97-110

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    8 - Agriculture and Artisans

    Pages 111-134

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    9 - The Distribution System

    Pages 135-153

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    10 - Political Articulation in the Sicuani Region

    Pages 155-185

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    11 - Conclusions

    Pages 187-204

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    APPENDIX 1 - Wool and Wool-Bearing Animals

    Pages 205-210

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    APPENDIX 2 - Peruvian Wool Export Statistics

    Pages 211-215

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    APPENDIX 3 - Text of an Announcement of an Annual Fair

    Page 217

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    APPENDIX 4 - Demographic Statistics

    Pages 219-228

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    APPENDIX 5 - Sicuani Wool Statistics

    Pages 229-234

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    APPENDIX 6 - Land Tenure Patterns and Livestock Holdings

    Pages 235-239

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    Bibliography

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    Glossary

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    Name Index

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    Subject Index

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Alpacas, Sheep, and Men: The Wool Export Economy and Regional Society in Southern Peru investigates the response of the Sicuani region in southern Peru to the wool export economy and its consequent integration into the nation-state in the late nineteenth century. The book traces the economic and political conflicts engendered by the export economy, such as those between landlords and peasants in the countryside and landlords versus traders in town. It also examines how these conflicts shaped the metamorphosis of a closed, isolated, localized society into an open one and its incorporation into national politics as well as global economics. Comprised of 11 chapters, this book begins with a review of the theories of modernization and dependency, followed by a discussion on the development of the world market for wool and the component elements of the wool economy of the entire southern Peru. Subsequent chapters focus on the regional society in more detail, with emphasis on the concept of region and the economic activities of different sectors; variation in forms of land tenure and labor relations in two provinces; the relations among herders, peasants, and artisans; and regional politics. The three major groups of artisans and workers in the region who use wool are considered, namely, urban furriers, textile mill workers, and rural weavers. The book concludes with an analysis of the fundamental importance of the wool export economy in the Sicuani region using the sectorial model. This monograph should be of interest to students and anthropologists.

Alpacas, Sheep, and Men: The Wool Export Economy and Regional Society in Southern Peru investigates the response of the Sicuani region in southern Peru to the wool export economy and its consequent integration into the nation-state in the late nineteenth century. The book traces the economic and political conflicts engendered by the export economy, such as those between landlords and peasants in the countryside and landlords versus traders in town. It also examines how these conflicts shaped the metamorphosis of a closed, isolated, localized society into an open one and its incorporation into national politics as well as global economics. Comprised of 11 chapters, this book begins with a review of the theories of modernization and dependency, followed by a discussion on the development of the world market for wool and the component elements of the wool economy of the entire southern Peru. Subsequent chapters focus on the regional society in more detail, with emphasis on the concept of region and the economic activities of different sectors; variation in forms of land tenure and labor relations in two provinces; the relations among herders, peasants, and artisans; and regional politics. The three major groups of artisans and workers in the region who use wool are considered, namely, urban furriers, textile mill workers, and rural weavers. The book concludes with an analysis of the fundamental importance of the wool export economy in the Sicuani region using the sectorial model. This monograph should be of interest to students and anthropologists.

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ISBN

978-0-12-527850-8

Language

English

Published

1977

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Copyright © 1977 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Academic Press

Authors

BENJAMIN S. ORLOVE

Division of Environmental Studies and Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California