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Or shows is that Guinea Pigs have a meaning in the social and ritual life of Ecuadorian peasants which is far from mundane Rejecting the attempts of some anthropologists to reduce the production of Guinea Pigs and the festive life of the Andean community to a uest for protein he explores the full complex of social and cultural practices which centre on this animal and uses his study of its role within Andean culture to provide telling insights into how that culture itself is constituted its values beliefs and attitudes By working in a variety of communities with different ecological and ethnographic characteristics the author has made a major contribution to ethnogra.

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Guinea PigsPhic accounts of Ecuador and to the general study of ritual consumption and indigenous knowledge He points us in particular towards the importance of the knowledge of women who are those principally responsible for the care of an animal which is prized for its role in healing and central to Andean sociality The book not only presents us with a colourful description of the range of cultural practices surrounding the guinea pig ranging from the way the animals are reared through a rich and complex cuisine to their role in ritual life but also highlights the way the gender dimension is central to understanding resistances to ‘modernization' and the power of ‘experts'..