The Peru reader : history, culture, politics
|Format:||Print Book 2005|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Unparalleled in scope, the volume covers Peru's history from its extraordinary pre-Columbian civilizations to its citizens' twenty-first-century struggles to achieve dignity and justice in a multicultural nation where Andean, African, Amazonian, Asian, and European traditions meet. The collection presents a vast array of essays, folklore, historical documents, poetry, songs, short stories, autobiographical accounts, and photographs. Works by contemporary Peruvian intellectuals and politicians appear alongside accounts of those whose voices are less often heard--peasants, street vendors, maids, Amazonian Indians, and African-Peruvians. Including some of the most insightful pieces of Western journalism and scholarship about Peru, the selections provide the traveler and specialist alike with a thorough introduction to the country's astonishing past and challenging present.
|Series||Latin America readers.|
Peru -- Social conditions.
Peru -- Economic conditions.
|Publisher|| Durham :Duke University Press,2005
|Edition||Second edition, revised and updated.|
Degregori, Carlos Iván, editor.
Kirk, Robin, editor.
ix, 582 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.