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Published by [Uppsala University], Distributed by Almqvist & Wiksell International in Uppsala, Stockholm, Sweden .
Written in English



  • Bolivia,
  • Bolivia.


  • Aymara Indians -- Social life and customs.,
  • Aymara Indians -- Food.,
  • Indians of South America -- Bolivia -- Social life and customs.,
  • Indians of South America -- Bolivia -- Food.,
  • Food habits -- Bolivia.

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Edition Notes

StatementMick Johnsson.
SeriesActa Universitatis Upsaliensis., 7
LC ClassificationsF2230.2.A9 J64 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination188 p. :
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1807381M
ISBN 109155419623
LC Control Number89215171

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  Food and Culture among Bolivian Aymara: Symbolic Expressions of Social Relations. Mick Johnsson. Acta Unlversitatls Upsallensis, Upssala Studies in Cultural Anthropology 7. Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala U Author: Dwight B. Heath. Food and culture among Bolivian Aymara. Uppsala: [Uppsala University] ; Stockholm, Sweden: Distributed by Almqvist & Wiksell International, (OCoLC) Food and Culture among Bolivian Aymara: Symbolic Expressions of Social Relations, Klein, Herbert S. Bolivia: The Evolution of a Multi-Ethnic Society, 2nd ed., ——. Haciendas and Ayllus: Rural Society in the Bolivian Andes in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, ——. "Recent Trends in Bolivian Studies". An ethnic group closely related to the Aymara lives among the Uru islands on Lake Titicaca. These communities live not on land but on islands that are made of floating reeds. An estimated two million Aymara live in Bolivia, with five hundred thousand residing in Peru, and about twenty thousand in Chile.

Food and culture among Bolivian Aymara: symbolic expressions of social relations. Johnsson, Mick. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts. (English) Book (Other academic) Place, publisher, year, edition, pages Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, , p. Many topics of interest to health professionals, such as vegetarianism, dietary fibers, lactose intolerance, favism, cannibalism and changes in nutritional status wrought by the decline of hunter-gathering and the rise of horticulture. Many sections will appeal to the general reader. --Journal of Applied NutritionThe old adage you are what you eat may be more accurate than anyone could have 5/5(1).   In Bolivia’s High-Altitude Capital, Indigenous Traditions Thrive Once Again Among sacred mountains, in a city where spells are cast and potions brewed, the otherworldly is everyday. Aymara is a language spoken by aproximately persons around the Titicaca lake. More precisely, according the last censuses of both Bolivia () and Chile () and Perú () there are Bolivian Aymara speakers, Peruvian speakers and Chilean ones.

The Aymara or Aimara (Aymara: aymara listen (help info)) people are an indigenous nation in the Andes and Altiplano regions of South America; about million live in Bolivia, Peru and ancestors lived in the region for many centuries before becoming a subject people of the Inca in the late 15th or early 16th century, and later of the Spanish in the 16th century. Facts about Aymara Indian food, clothing, houses, villages, art and crafts, weapons and tools, and customs of the Aymara people. Colorful wool cloaks and sashes are still popular among Aymara people today. The Aymara of South America is a book on Aymara culture . Buechler, Hans C. The Bolivian Aymara. New York: Holt, *This fairly comprehensive overview of Aymara culture is based on ethnographicresearch conducted in the Compi community on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Books includes sections on economic and . The music is, in some cases, sung in Aymara, the predominant tongue among highland Indians in this region of Bolivia. Newfound Power The lyrics stem from Bolivia's tradition of protest music — condemning the Yankees, while celebrating the newfound power and influence that have buoyed indigenous people here ever since Evo Morales, an Aymara.