The Hold Life Has

The Hold Life Has

By Catherine J. Allen; Cj Allen
(Smithsonian Books (DC), Paperback, 9781588340320, 296pp.)

Publication Date: October 2002

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This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses on the very real problem of cultural continuity in a changing world, and Allen finds that the hold life has in 2002 is not the same as it was in 1985.

About the Author
CATHERINE J. ALLEN is Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at George Washington University. She is the author of The Hold Life Has: Coca and Cultural Identity in an Andean Community. She received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001 for her research on cultural patterning in Andean art.

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