Centre for Amerindian, Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CAS) Theses
The Centre for Amerindian, Latin American and Caribbean Studies has existed in St Andrews under different names since before 1969, when it was formally recognised by the Court of the University as the Centre of Latin American Linguistic Studies (CLALS). Refounded in 1988 as the Institute of Amerindian Studies (IAS), it later became the Centre for Indigenous American Studies and Exchange (CIASE), part of what is now the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies. Relaunched as CAS in 2006, it continues to enjoy a privileged link with the Department of Social Anthropology.
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Bilingualism in Calca, Department of Cuzco, Peru (1973-06) - Thesis
Locations of envy : an ethnography of Aguabuena potters (University of St Andrews, 2012-12-04) - ThesisThis thesis is an anthropological exploration of the envy of Aguabuena people, a small rural community of potters in the village of Ráquira, in the Boyacá region of Andean Colombia. Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork ...
Metafreedom? The carnivalesque of freedom in a Brazilian favela (University of St Andrews, 2012-05-15) - ThesisThis thesis dwells on the existence of freedom in the life of people in a Brazilian favela (shantytown). The ethnography presents the dance of freedom with the full intensity of a carnivalesque. The exploration also ponders ...
Polarities of difference : how Wapichannao negotiate identities within a creole state (2011) - ThesisThis thesis is an ethnographic account of how the Wapichannao, who are situated in the Rupununi of Guyana perceive themselves within the nation-state. This is also an account of how non-Amerindian Guyanese envisage ...
A taste of movement : an exploration of the social ethics of the Tsimanes of lowland Bolivia (1997) - ThesisThis thesis explores Tsimane understandings and creations of varying forms of sociality. Each chapter addresses different but related issues concerning sociality. Fieldwork was carried out in three riverine settlements ...