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The Chaco Skies

A Socio-cultural History of Power Relations

Alejandro Martín López and Agustina Altman

The purpose of this article is to analyze the ways in which indigenous Guaycurú groups from the Argentine Chaco have constructed their relations with powerful non-human beings in the celestial space throughout time. This study is based centrally on

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Against the Run of Play

Masculine Fantasies and the Game of Football in the Gran Chaco

Agustin Diz

amused looks, and Hector held up the carton. “Wine gives courage,” he explained with a grin. Judging by the tenor of the game that preceded our own, courage was just what I was going to need. I had not been living in the Chaco long, but I had already

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Book Reviews

Kathleen Lowrey, Eben Kirksey, Julie Velásquez Runk, Jessica O'Reilly, Melissa Checker, Juliana Essen, Rebecca Mari Meuninck, Jason Roberts, Yu Huang, James H. McDonald, Wendy R. Townsend, Robert Fletcher, Megan Tracy, and E.N. Anderson

BLASER, Mario, Storytelling Globalization from the Chaco and Beyond

HALVERSON, Anders, An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World

HECKLER, Serena, Landscape, Process, and Power: Re-Evaluating Traditional Environmental Knowledge

HELMREICH, Stefan, Alien Ocean: Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas

HOLIFIELD, Ryan, Michael PORTER, and Gordon WALKER, eds., Spaces of Environmental Justice

LANSING, J. Stephen, Perfect Order: Recognizing Complexity in Bali

LYON, Sarah, and Mark MOBERG, eds., Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies

MARSH, Kevin R., Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness in the Pacific Northwest

MUSCOLINO, Micah S., Fishing Wars and Environmental Change in Late Imperial and Modern China

PERRAMOND, Eric P., Political Ecologies of Cattle Ranching in Northern Mexico: Private Revolutions

RINGHOFER, Lisa, Fishing, Foraging and Farming in the Bolivian Amazon: On a Local Society in Transition

SCHELHAS, John, and Max J. PFEFFER, Saving Forests, Protecting People? Environmental Conservation in Central America

TRUBEK, Amy B., The Taste of Place: A Cultural Journey into Terroir

VAYDA, Andrew P., Explaining Human Actions and Environmental Changes

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Sorcery, Revenge, and Anti-Revenge

Relational Excess and Individuation in the Gran Chaco

Florencia Tola

vaciedad 1 On 5 October 2008, I received a phone call in Buenos Aires with the news that Qom leader Timoteo Francia had passed away that morning in the hospital in Formosa, the northernmost city of the Argentinean Chaco. The medical diagnosis was

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Religions, Histories, and Comparisons

Simon Coleman, Ruy Llera Blanes, and Sondra L. Hausner

among Guaycurú aboriginal groups in the Argentine Chaco. López and Altman very explicitly locate their analysis in the context of the socio-religious changes that have occurred in the area since the eighteenth century. As Stephan Palmié’s tribute to J. D

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Managing paper trails after Windrush

Migration, documents and bureaucracy

Anna Tuckett

. ( 2006 ), ‘ The crucible of citizenship: ID-paper fetishism in the Argentinean Chaco ’, American Ethnologist 33 , no. 2 : 162 – 176 . Gentleman , A. ( 2019 ), The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment ( London : Guardian Faber

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Museums in the Pandemic

A Survey of Responses on the Current Crisis

Joanna Cobley, David Gaimster, Stephanie So, Ken Gorbey, Ken Arnold, Dominique Poulot, Bruno Brulon Soares, Nuala Morse, Laura Osorio Sunnucks, María de las Mercedes Martínez Milantchí, Alberto Serrano, Erica Lehrer, Shelley Ruth Butler, Nicky Levell, Anthony Shelton, Da (Linda) Kong, and Mingyuan Jiang

and work in the Paraguayan Chaco. Their example demonstrates ways in which larger metropolitan museums can reach out to support Indigenous communities in isolated places, share resources, build new knowledge, and, at the same time, decolonize and

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Relations and Relatives

Aparecida Vilaça

pastoralist. Three of the six articles focus on the indigenous world, located in the Chaco (Tola/Qom) and Amazonia (Vanzolini/Aweti, Lagrou/Huni Kuin), two concern Andean peasant and pastoralist communities (Pazzarelli/Huachichocana, Bonelli/Pehuenche), and

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Picturesque Savagery on Display

Exhibition of Indigenous People, Science and Commerce in Argentina (1898–1904)

Diego Ballestero

compare the results with the research on the indigenous groups of the Gran Chaco carried out in France and Germany. Lehmann-Nitsche pointed out that this reflected the need to move beyond the epistemological and methodological limitations of the research

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The Mise-en-Scène of Modernity

Exposición Internacional del Centenario, Buenos Aires (1910)

Nicolas Freeman

Andes, River Plata, the Pampas and the Chaco). The inscription of a fragment of the Argentine constitution proclaims independence for the country and for anybody arriving to its shores who wishes to call it home, as well as four declarations attesting to