Ethnography and Ecology in the Cordillera Blanca

Posted by Tony Wood, graduate student in Latin American History at NYU From 9th to 13th July I took part in an ethnographic field methods workshop in Carhuaz, a small town high in the Peruvian Andes, around 280 miles north of Lima. The town itself nestles between two mountain ranges – to the west theContinue reading “Ethnography and Ecology in the Cordillera Blanca”

Many Types of Tacos, Many Types of Informalities

One of the challenges of conducting ethnographic fieldwork with street food vendors in Mexico City is that they are, necessarily, a dispersed and mobile population.  In the center of Mexico City alone, it is estimated that there are over ten thousand vendedores ambulantes[1], and there are many tens of thousands more strewn throughout the sprawlingContinue reading “Many Types of Tacos, Many Types of Informalities”