Javier Ruedas: Organizer of the 6th SALSA Conference

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Sixth Sesquiannual Conference of SALSA: San Antonio TX, USA, 14-17 January 2010


Universtiy of Maryland.

From Javier Ruedas’ page:

In 1997 and 1998 I spent a year living in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil with a native people called the Marubo. As an anthropology student, my objective was to understand what were Marubo people’s main life goals, how they pursued those goals, and what obstacles they had to overcome. My main methods were participant observation, interviews, genealogical research, and field recordings. From 1998 to 2001 I wrote my dissertation, The Marubo Political System, based on over 1600 pages of field notes, demographic data, audio and video recordings, and translated oral histories, along with qualitative and quantitative data analysis. In 2001 I was awarded a Ph.D. in anthropology by Tulane University. Read more…

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