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Author Tice, Karin E. (Karin Elaine), 1956-

Title Kuna crafts, gender, and the global economy / Karin E. Tice
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 1995


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Description viii, 232 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Theoretical Framework -- 3. Traveling to San Blas -- 4. Political Economy of San Blas -- 5. Mola Commercialization -- 6. Mola Production, Exchange, and Use -- 7. Kuna Women Organize -- 8. Tourism and Molas on Carti-Sugtupu -- 9. The Mola Cooperative on Tupile -- 10. Molas and Middlemen in Mansucun: A Discussion of Female-supported Households -- 11. Insights from San Blas: Crafts, Gender, and the Global Economy -- Glossary of Kuna and Spanish Terms
Summary "An informative analysis of craft production among the Kuna. Tice combines rich ethnographic detail and a description of mola production with an analysis of the impact of global market forces, tourism, and state programs (including the development of craft cooperatives) on local culture"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-223) and index
Subject Cuna Indians -- Economic conditions.
Cuna Indians -- Industries
Cuna textile fabrics.
Molas -- Panama -- San Blas Coast.
Textile cooperatives -- Panama -- San Blas Coast.
Women in cooperative societies -- Panama -- San Blas Coast.
San Blas Coast (Panama) -- Economic conditions.
San Blas Coast (Panama) -- Social conditions.
LC no. 94016152
ISBN 0292781334 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0292781377 (paper : acid-free paper)