San Rafael, Camba Town: Life in a Lowland Bolivian Peasant Community

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San Rafael, Camba Town is an intimate portrayal of the people and events that contribute to the fabric of life in a small, peasant community in Bolivia. In a highly readable style, the author recounts her experiences as a young Peace Corps volunteer working in this isolated community during the 1960s. Stearman begins by describing the patterns of daily activities of the individuals she came to know well as friends and neighbors. She then moves on to a firsthand account of living with the Leon family with whom she shared the challenge of working a small subsistence farm. This unusual and insightful episode provides detailed descriptions of house building, farming, the daily struggle to make ends meet. Stearman also reveals how close personal relationships with the members of this family evolved as they all worked together to develop strategies for survival. The complexities of the deceptively simple life of the peasant are made apparent in this unusual ethnographic experience. A 42-page Retrospective in this edition continues the original story.

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