Over the last twenty years, Cultural Anthropology has published an extraordinarily wide range of essays on Latin America. Many authors have brought innovative methodological and theoretical tools to bear on the subjects of religion, ritual, and cultural production across the region. (See, for example, Ochoa 2007, Lyons 2005, Dávila 1999, Sheriff 1999, Lugo 1990, Hess 1989, and Taylor 1987.) Others have examined the cultural logics and legacies of violence, war, and insecurity (Babb 2003, Nelson 2001, Gill 1997, Starn 1995, and Green 1994) as well as of processes of democratization and the construction of political orders (Hale 2006, Muelebach 2001, Paley 2001, Veber 1998, and Seligman 1993.) Throughout, Cultural Anthropology's authors have situated these topics within a careful analysis of the changing position of Latin American societies in transnational circuits of capital, consumption, and international law. (For essays that address these questions in greater detail, see Nash 2007, Rubenstein 2007, Pederson 2002, Ferry 2002, Sawyer 2002, and Guano 2002.)
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On the Trail of Living Modified Organisms: Environmentalism Within and Against Neoliberal Order
Cultural Anthropology Nov. 2009, Vol. 24, No. 4: 712-745
Consuming Class: Multilevel Marketers in Neoliberal Mexico
Peter S. Cahn
Cultural Anthropology August 2008, Vol. 23, No. 3: 429-452
"But What If I Should Need To Defecate In Your Neighborhood, Madame?": Empire, Redemption, and the “Tradition of the Oppressed” in a Brazilian World Heritage Site
Cultural Anthropology May 2008, Vol. 23, No. 2: 279-328.
Spectacles of Sexuality: Televisionary Activism in Nicaragua
Cultural Anthropology Feb. 2008, Vol. 23, No. 1: 48-84
Versions of the Dead: Kalunga, Cuban-Kongo Materiality, and Ethnography
Todd Ramón Ochoa
Cultural Anthropology Nov 2007, Vol. 22, No. 4: 472-500.
Editors’ Introduction to the "Coke Complex"
Kim and Mike Fortun
Cultural Anthropology Nov 2007, Vol. 22, No. 4: 616-620.
Consuming Interests: Water, Rum, and Coca-Cola from Ritual Propitiation to Corporate Expropriation in Highland Chiapas
Cultural Anthropology Nov 2007, Vol. 22, No. 4: pp. 621-639.
Mediating Infanticide: Theorizing Relations between Narrative and Violence
Charles L. Briggs
Cultural Anthropology Aug 2007, Vol. 22, No. 3: 315-356.
Circulation, Accumulation, and The Power of Shuar Shrunken Heads
Steven Lee Rubenstein
Cultural Anthropology Aug 2007, Vol. 22, No. 3: 357-399.
Bioethnic Conscription: Genes, Race, and Mexicana/o Ethnicity in Diabetes Research
Michael J. Montoya
Cultural Anthropology Feb 2007, Vol. 22, No. 1: 94-128.
Activist Research v. Cultural Critique: Indigenous Land Rights and the Contradictions of Politically Engaged Anthropology
Charles R. Hale
Cultural Anthropology Feb 2006, Vol. 21, No. 1: 96-120.
Discipline and the Arts of Domination: Rituals of Respect in Chimborazo, Ecuador
Barry J. Lyons
Cultural Anthropology Feb 2005, Vol. 20, No. 1: 97-127.
Conforming Disconformity: "Mestizaje," Hybridity, and the Aesthetics of Mexican Nationalism
Ana María Alonso
Cultural Anthropology Nov 2004, Vol. 19, No. 4: 459-490.
Out in Nicaragua: Local and Transnational Desires after the Revolution
Florence E. Babb
Cultural Anthropology Aug 2003, Vol. 18, No. 3: 304-328.
Burying the Past: Locality, Lived History, and Death in an Aymara Ritual of Remembrance
Cultural Anthropology Nov 2002, Vol. 17, No. 4: 471-511.
Hunting for the Virgin: Meat, Money, and Memory in Tetiz, Yucután
Paul K. Eiss
Cultural Anthropology Aug 2002, Vol. 17, No. 3: 291-330.
The Storm We Call Dollars: Determining Value and Belief in El Salvador and the United States
Cultural Anthropology Aug 2002, Vol. 17, No. 3: 431-459.
Inalienable Commodities: The Production and Circulation of Silver and Patrimony in a Mexican Mining Cooperative
Elizabeth Emma Ferry
Cultural Anthropology Aug 2002, Vol. 17, No. 3: 331-358.
Bobbittizing Texaco: Dis-Membering Corporate Capital and Re-Membering the Nation in Ecuador
Cultural Anthropology May 2002, Vol. 17, No. 2: 150-180.
Spectacles of Modernity: Transnational Imagination and Local Hegemonies in Neoliberal Buenos Aires
Cultural Anthropology May 2002, Vol. 17, No. 2: 181-209.
The Dialectic of Estrangement: Memory and the Production of Places of Wealth and Poverty in the Argentinean Chaco
Cultural Anthropology Feb 2002, Vol. 17, No. 1: 3-31.
Stumped Identities: Body Image, Bodies Politic, and the Mujer Maya as Prosthetic
Diane M. Nelson
Cultural Anthropology Aug 2001, Vol. 16, No. 3: 314-353.
Desire and the Prosthetics of Supervision: A Case of Maquiladora Flexibility
Melissa W. Wright
Cultural Anthropology Aug 2001, Vol. 16, No. 3: 354-373.
"Making Place" at the United Nations: Indigenous Cultural Politics at the U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Populations
Cultural Anthropology Aug 2001, Vol. 16, No. 3: 415-448.
Making Democracy Count: Opinion Polls and Market Surveys in the Chilean Political Transition
Cultural Anthropology May 2001, Vol. 16, No. 2: 135-164.
Of Ships and Saints: History, Memory, and Place in the Making of Moreno Mexican Identity
Laura A. Lewis
Cultural Anthropology Feb 2001, Vol. 16, No. 1: 62-82.
Consuming Pity: The Production of Death among the Cashinahua
Cultural Anthropology Nov 1999, Vol. 14, No. 4: 443-471.
Bioprospecting the Public Domain
Stephen B. Brush
Cultural Anthropology Nov 1999, Vol. 14, No. 4: 535-555.
"44Local Theory": Nature and the Making of an Amazonian Place
Cultural Anthropology Aug 1999, Vol. 14, No. 3: 323-360.
Latinizing Culture: Art, Museums, and the Politics of U.S. Multicultural Encompassment
Cultural Anthropology May 1999, Vol. 14, No. 2: 180-202.
The Theft of Carnaval: National Spectacle and Racial Politics in Rio de Janeiro
Robin E. Sheriff
Cultural Anthropology Feb 1999, Vol. 14, No. 1: 3-28.
The Salt of the Montaña: Interpreting Indigenous Activism in the Rain Forest
Cultural Anthropology Aug 1998, Vol. 13, No. 3: 382-413.
Creating Citizens, Making Men: The Military and Masculinity in Bolivia
Cultural Anthropology Nov 1997, Vol. 12, No. 4: 527-550.
Meat and Strength: The Moral Economy of a Chilean Food Riot
Benjamin S. Orlove
Cultural Anthropology May 1997, Vol. 12, No. 2: 234-268.
Spatial Reconfigurations, Imagined Geographies, and Social Conflicts in Cartagena, Colombia
Cultural Anthropology Feb 1997, Vol. 12, No. 1: 109-128.
Maya Hackers and the Cyberspatialized Nation-State: Modernity, Ethnostalgia, and a Lizard Queen in Guatemala
Diane M. Nelson
Cultural Anthropology Aug 1996, Vol. 11, No. 3: 287-308.
Beyond Occidentalism: Toward Nonimperial Geohistorical Categories
Cultural Anthropology Feb 1996, Vol. 11, No. 1: 51-87.
To Revolt against the Revolution: War and Resistance in Peru's Andes
Cultural Anthropology Nov 1995, Vol. 10, No. 4: 547-580.
Preserving Indian Culture: Shaman Schools and Ethno-Education in the Vaupes, Colombia
Cultural Anthropology Aug 1995, Vol. 10, No. 3: 302-329.
Social Body and Embodied Subject: Bodiliness, Subjectivity, and Sociality among the Kayapo
Cultural Anthropology May 1995, Vol. 10, No. 2: 143-170.
Genre and Embodiment: From Brazilian Capoeira to the Ethnology of Human Movement
J. Lowell Lewis
Cultural Anthropology May 1995, Vol. 10, No. 2: 221-243.
Private Visions, Public Culture: The Making of the Alamo
Richard R. Flores
Cultural Anthropology Feb 1995, Vol. 10, No. 1: 99-115.
Fear as a Way of Life
Cultural Anthropology May 1994, Vol. 9, No. 2: 227-256.
Decadence in Times of Globalization
Cultural Anthropology May 1994, Vol. 9, No. 2: 257-267.
Landlords and the Devil: Class, Ethnic, and Gender Dimensions of Central American Peasant Narratives
Cultural Anthropology Feb 1994, Vol. 9, No. 1: 58-93.
The Other in Chamula Tzotzil Cosmology and History: Reflections of a Kansan in Chiapas
Gary H. Gossen
Cultural Anthropology Nov 1993, Vol. 8, No. 4: 443-475.
Between Worlds of Exchange: Ethnicity among Peruvian Market Women
Linda J. Seligmann
Cultural Anthropology May 1993, Vol. 8, No. 2: 187-213.
Protestant Theories and Anthropological Knowledge: Convergent Models in the Ecuadorian Sierra
Cultural Anthropology May 1993, Vol. 8, No. 2: 246-267.
Whose History? Whose Voice? Myth and Resistance in the Rise of the New Left in Mexico
James H. McDonald
Cultural Anthropology Feb 1993, Vol. 8, No. 1: 96-116.
Autoconstruction in Working-Class Brazil
Cultural Anthropology Nov 1991, Vol. 6, No. 4: 447-465.
Peru in Deep Trouble: Mario Vargas Llosa's "Inquest in the Andes" Reexamined
Cultural Anthropology Nov 1991, Vol. 6, No. 4: 466-504.
Anthropology as Cultural Critique: Inserts for the 1990s Cultural Studies of Science, Visual-Virtual Realities, and Post-Trauma Politics
Michael M. J. Fischer
Cultural Anthropology Nov 1991, Vol. 6, No. 4: 525-537.
Hubert Fichte as Ethnographer
Cultural Anthropology Aug 1991, Vol. 6, No. 3: 263-284.
Death and Memory: From Santa Maria del Monte to Miami Beach
Cultural Anthropology Aug 1991, Vol. 6, No. 3: 346-384.
Missing the Revolution: Anthropologists and the War in Peru
Cultural Anthropology Feb 1991, Vol. 6, No. 1: 63-91.
Ethnology Brazilian Style
Alcida Rita Ramos
Cultural Anthropology Nov. 1990, Vol. 5, No. 4: 452-472.
Montaigne and the Cannibals: Toward a Redefinition of Exoticism
Cultural Anthropology Aug 1990, Vol. 5, No. 3: 292-313.
Shame, Witchcraft, and Social Control: The Case of an Awa-Coaiquer Interloper
Jeffrey David Ehrenreich
Cultural Anthropology Aug 1990, Vol. 5, No. 3: 338-345.
Cultural Production and Reproduction in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: Tropes at Play among Maquiladora Workers
Cultural Anthropology May 1990, Vol. 5, No. 2: 173-196.
Essential Outlines of Crime and Madness: Man-Fights in Sao Luis
Daniel T. Linger
Cultural Anthropology Feb 1990, Vol. 5, No. 1: 62-77.
A Zapotecan Meritocracy
Cultural Anthropology Nov 1989, Vol. 4, No. 4: 347-371.
Disobsessing Disobsession: Religion, Ritual, and the Social Sciences in Brazil
David J. Hess
Cultural Anthropology May 1989, Vol. 4, No. 2: 182-193.
Power and Visibility: Development and the Invention and Management of the Third World
Cultural Anthropology Nov 1988, Vol. 3, No. 4: 428-443.
The Art of Being Indirect: Talking about Politics in Brazil
Teresa Pires do Rio Caldeira
Cultural Anthropology Nov 1988, Vol. 3, No. 4: 444-454.
On the Syntactic Structure of Myth, or the Yukuna Invention of Speech
Cultural Anthropology May 1988, Vol. 3, No. 2: 131-159.
Cultural Anthropology Nov 1987, Vol. 2, No. 4: 481-493.
Reflecting on the Yanomami: Ethnographic Images and the Pursuit of the Exotic
Alcida R. Ramos
Cultural Anthropology Aug 1987, Vol. 2, No. 3: 284-304.