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Author Bell, Martha G., author.

Title Pottery, livelihoods, and landscapes : a case study from the Peruvian Andes / Martha G. Bell.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 89 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series SpringerBriefs in Latin American studies, 2366-763X
SpringerBriefs in Latin American studies.
Springer Earth and Environmental Science eBooks 2017 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction: Pottery Exchange and the Spatiality of Rural Livelihoods; References; 1 Approaches to the Study of Pottery Exchange and Rural Livelihoods in San Bartolomé de los Olleros: Concepts, Background, and Methods; Abstract; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The Andean Studies Perspective; 1.3 The View from Development Studies and the "New Rurality"; 1.4 Andean Pottery Production and Trade ; 1.5 Pottery Production in Piura; 1.6 Pottery Production in San Bartolomé de los Olleros; 1.7 Research Methods; 1.7.1 Data Collection; 1.7.2 Data Analysis; References.
2 Networks of Pottery ExchangeAbstract; 2.1 Methods of Pottery Distribution and the Case of San Bartolomé de los Olleros; 2.2 Trading Trips; 2.3 Community-Based Exchange; 2.4 Visiting Customers: Ad Hoc Trade from the Potter's House and Bulk Purchase; 2.5 Annual Fairs; 2.6 Itinerant Potters and Peonage; 2.7 Urban Markets; 2.8 Conclusions; References; 3 Negotiating the Pottery Exchange Landscape; Abstract; 3.1 Kinds of Places, Kinds of Food: The Geography of Agriculture in Piura; 3.1.1 Trading Pots for Food; 3.1.2 Ecology and Agriculture; 3.1.3 Cuisine and Complementarity.
3.2 Exchange Rates and Methods of Measurement3.2.1 Exchange Rates; 3.2.2 Measurement Systems; 3.3 Potters' Life Cycles and Trade Practices; 3.4 Conclusions; References; 4 Pottery Exchange and Livelihoods: An Assessment; Abstract; References; Appendix A: Profiles of the Potters and Traders Interviewed; Appendix B: Interview Questions and Topics; Appendix C: Registry of Trade Routes, Destinations, and Customer Points of Origin; Appendix D: Registry of Products, Places, and Exchange Rates; Index.
Summary This book describes the pottery trade activities of the residents of the community of San Bartolomé de los Olleros in Piura, Peru. Based on extensive interviews with potters and traders, it explains why the barter of pots continues to be practiced, and explores how pottery production and exchange practices may now be changing. The book provides a unique and detailed analysis of the interconnections between handicraft production, rural trade networks, and agriculture in an Andean context. Pots are mainly bartered for food crops within a non-monetary peasant economy distinct from the "conventional" market. This practice is an important food source for pottery traders; thus trader livelihoods are placed at the center of this qualitative study of pottery distribution. Of primary importance are: 1) the decision-making processes surrounding exchange activities, 2) how exchange choices produce distinct spatial patterns, and 3) how the marketing of pots impacts livelihoods.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Handicraft industries -- Peru -- Case studies.
Pottery -- Peru -- Case studies.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
Electronic book.
ISBN 9783319523316 (electronic bk.)
3319523317 (electronic bk.)
9783319523309 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-52331-6