Killick, Evan (2008) Godparents and Trading Partners: Social and Economic Relations in Peruvian Amazonia. Journal of Latin American Studies, 40 (2). pp. 303-328. ISSN 0022-216XFull text not available from this repository.
Through an ethnographic account of contemporary relations between Asheninka men and mestizos on the Ucayali River in Eastern Peru, this article examines how individuals use specific cultural idioms in their attempts to counteract the exploitative nature of economic relations. Specifically the article considers how the institutions of ayompari trading partners and compadrazgo (godparenthood) are used by Ashninka and mestizo individuals respectively to understand and try to control their relationships within the local economic system of habilitacin. The article concludes by noting the continued importance of these individual relationships in light of recent changes to Peru's forestry laws.
|Schools and Departments:||School of Global Studies > Anthropology|
|Depositing User:||Evan Killick|
|Date Deposited:||06 Feb 2012 15:04|
|Last Modified:||30 May 2012 13:52|