The Native World-System: An Ethnography of Bolivian Aymara Traders in the Global Economy by Nico TassiThe Native World-System: An Ethnography of Bolivian Aymara Traders in the Global Economy by Nico Tassi

The Native World-System: An Ethnography of Bolivian Aymara Traders in the Global Economy

byNico Tassi

Paperback | March 22, 2016

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Based on years of fieldwork, this ethnography of the Bolivian Aymara trading system and its networks and economic strategies examines one of the most up-and-coming forms of indigenous entrepreneurship on the American continent, in a region where the indigenous population is still stigmatizedfor being associated with poverty and backward ways. In doing so, it illuminates a critical dynamic of globalization that is taking place behind the scenes. By analyzing Aymara economic institutions and networks and their concepts and practices of business management, The Native World-Systemdescribes a system in which indigenous sociopolitical structures and religious values and beliefs are interwoven with an advanced economic practice, specialized technological know-how, and global networks. The Native World-System is a volume in the ISSUES OF GLOBALIZATION: CASE STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY ANTHROPOLOGY series, which examines the experiences of individual communities in our contemporary world. Each volume offers a brief and engaging exploration of a particular issue arising fromglobalization and its cultural, political, and economic effects on certain peoples or groups.
Nico Tassi is a Research Associate at University College London and at the Centro de Investigaciones Sociales (CIS) in La Paz, Bolivia.
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Title:The Native World-System: An Ethnography of Bolivian Aymara Traders in the Global EconomyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 22, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190255226

ISBN - 13:9780190255220

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"This masterful project significantly advances the study of the global economy and especially emerging relationships between Latin America and China. It illuminates a critical dynamic that is taking place behind the scenes, but that affects the public in myriad ways--the ultimate gift of theanthropological perspective." --Caroline S. Conzelman, University of Colorado Boulder