The Resource The guinea pig : healing, food, and ritual in the Andes, Edmundo Morales

The guinea pig : healing, food, and ritual in the Andes, Edmundo Morales

Label
The guinea pig : healing, food, and ritual in the Andes
Title
The guinea pig
Title remainder
healing, food, and ritual in the Andes
Statement of responsibility
Edmundo Morales
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The guinea pig pervades nearly every aspect of Andean life. Traditionally important in folk medicine, native religion, and as a food source, guinea pig use continues to proliferate. Once a woman's domestic chore, raising guinea pigs is today a profitable commercial practice in Latin America. This once-sacred animal is now exploited as a source of cash income. As the drive to integrate indigenous peoples into the modern global market economy becomes a priority with Latin American governments, the implementation of new economic policies regulating guinea pig husbandry is aggressively changing traditions and values in the Andes." "Edmundo Morales traveled back to his homeland in the Andes to capture in words and pictures the changes and continuities in traditional uses of the guinea pig in his culture. Morales, a native speaker of Spanish and Quechua, easily ventured into many isolated communities and examined social customs centered upon the guinea pig." "Although the guinea pig lives in the Andean home as a domestic animal, it is also enjoyed as a culinary delicacy. Folk doctors employ the black guinea pig to determine the cause of illness - pressed against an ailing body, the animal reportedly squeals when it finds the source of disease. These are only some of the uses for the guinea pig in the Andean cultures of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru." "A study of cultural traditions and changes, The Guinea Pig: Healing, Food, and Ritual in the Andes will be useful for social scientists, humanists, and policymakers, as well as for general readers interested in this unique aspect of Andean culture. The book records the cultural traditions of an indigenous people while demonstrating how participation in the global market economy can alter a way of life."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morales, Edmundo
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F2230.1.D65
LC item number
M67 1995
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
F2230.1.D65M67
NAL item number
1995
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of South America
  • Guinea pigs
  • Guinea pigs
  • Indians of South America
  • Indians of South America
  • Guinea pigs
  • Guinea pigs
  • Indians of South America
  • Indians of South America
  • Indians of South America
  • Cavia
  • Gezondheid
  • Levensmiddelen
  • Riten
  • Cavia
  • Cavia
  • Indiens
  • Indiens
  • Indiens
  • Religionsethnologie
  • Volksnahrung
  • Meerschweinchen
  • Ethnomedizin
  • Andes Region
  • Anden
Label
The guinea pig : healing, food, and ritual in the Andes, Edmundo Morales
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From household animal to market commodity -- The cuy as food and symbolic social binder -- The cuy in Andean medicine -- The cuy in Andean ideology, religion, and belief -- The future of the cuy economy
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxvii, 177 pages
Isbn
9780816514793
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95004343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31970310
  • (OCoLC)ocm31970310
Label
The guinea pig : healing, food, and ritual in the Andes, Edmundo Morales
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From household animal to market commodity -- The cuy as food and symbolic social binder -- The cuy in Andean medicine -- The cuy in Andean ideology, religion, and belief -- The future of the cuy economy
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxvii, 177 pages
Isbn
9780816514793
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95004343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31970310
  • (OCoLC)ocm31970310

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