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    • Awaq nawin: el ojo del tejedor, la practica de la cultura en el tejido 

      Isbell, Billie Jean; Franquemont, Christine; Franquemont, Edward M. (Cusco : Centro de Estudios Rurales Andinos, Bartolom? de Las Casas, 1992-07)
    • Culture Confronts Nature in the Dialectical World of the Tropics 

      Isbell, Billie Jean (New York Academy of Science, 1982)
      As an anthropologist, I would like to suggest that the tropics provide a perceptual environment that promotes and enhances a particular 'science of the concrete, whereby perceived order in the environment is the basis for ...
    • De inmaduro a duro: lo simbolico femenino y los esquemas andinos de genero 

      Isbell, Billie Jean (Biblioteca Andina, 1997)
      My motivation for writing this chapter is to call attention to a 'Feminine Symbolic' that I believe constitutes the core of Andean conceptualizations of gender. The argument that I will present is as follows: The feminine, ...
    • The Ontogenesis of Metaphor: Riddle Games among Quechua Speakers Seen as Cognitive Discovery Procedures 

      Isbell, Billie Jean; Roncalla, Fredy Amilcar (UCLA Latin American Center., 1977)
      Metaphor, it is argued, plays an important function in cognitive and semantic development of Quechua-speaking children who engage in riddle games. It appears that riddling among the Quechua functions as a discovery procedure ...
    • Public Secrets from Peru 

      Isbell, Billie Jean (2005-09-14)
      In deciding to create a drama about violence in Peru, I have moved away from the usual academic discourse into the arena of performance. I have made this move for a number of reasons: foremost is my desire that English-speaking ...
    • To Defend Ourselves, Ecology & Ritual in an Andean Village 

      Isbell, Billie Jean (2005-08-05)
      The ethnography, To Defend Ourselves, describes a series of rituals that maintain social structure and practices in the community of Chuschi, Peru. It was first published in 1978, with a second edition published in 1985 ...
    • Violence in Peru: Performances and Dialogues 

      Isbell, Billie Jean (American Anthropologist, 1998)
      I wish not only to influence my readers' perceptions of the political violence that has shaken Peru in the last decade and a half, but also to transform the relationship of researchers to such events and the rules of ...