Author Archives: Rudolf Colloredo-Mansfeld

About Rudolf Colloredo-Mansfeld

Anthropology

Cheap Chinese Goods

In a new project, I trace the fortunes of three interrelated communities across four northern Andean cities.  Indigenous Otavaleño traders, mestizo apparel producers in the manufacturing cluster of Atuntaqui, and the Chinese diasporic community of Ibarra and Tulcan found their … Continue reading

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Recordkeeping, Part I: How I got into Anthropology

I am currently drafting a chapter on the purpose of and problems with community studies.  It is for a volume being put together by the anthropologists Billie Jean Isbel and Francisco Ferriera,“A Return to the Village: Community Ethnographies and the … Continue reading

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The lady, the fox and the ram

At the Zumbagua parish fiesta, July 5, 2014, the members of the tourist trade association of Quilotoa accompanied a lady, a fox, a ram and a four man band to the join the parade in Zumbagua. They were a hit … Continue reading

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Barley Eaters or Potato Farmers

Are residents of Zumbagua parish barley-eaters or potato farmers? Does it matter? I wondered about this when I saw the difference between what men and women in Quilotoa, a community on the northern edge of the parish, said they planted compared to … Continue reading

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