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The Jukumani Indians of Northern Potosí, Bolivia, supplement subsistence farming with the mining of antimony for export, which they undertook in response to ecological degradation, population pressure, and declining agricultural yields. In this study, Ricardo Godoy examines why the Jukumanis found it necessary to mine and how peasants and mine owners form, modify, and break mineral covenants designed to reduce mining risks.
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"For those who wish to try to understand how continuity and change have functioned in this highland ayllu, they will find much that is new and provocative."—The Americas"A solid contribution to the subject, brillantly written, well-documented, and highly informative."—Choice
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Book Description University of Arizona Press, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110816511691
Book Description University of Arizona Press, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0816511691