Michael T. Taussig
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Anthropological work on activism and social movements is far from new. Anthropologists have frequently studied the background, development and meaning of political actions, and have also identified deeply with some of the causes in question, assuming in this way the role of the activist-scholar.
This Fall, Chris Garces, author of "The Cross Politics of Ecuador's Penal State," agreed to answer a few questions from CA intern Robert Samet. What follows are Garces' thoughts on sacrifice, prison reform in Guayaquil under President Rafael Correa, and the overall trajectory of his research in Ecuador.
This essay is part of the Cultural Anthropology Virtual Issue on Water. See interview with the author below.
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Over the last twenty years, Cultural Anthropology has published an extraordinarily wide range of essays on Latin America. Many authors have brought innovative methodological and theoretical tools to bear on the subjects of religion, ritual, and cultural production across the region.