A NOTE ON N
Ethnographers have long engaged in the practice of disguisi
names of the people they work with. In this book, I chose to
this convention only in part. Many of the indigenous leader
whom I collaborated were, and continue to be, highly publi
sons. They regularly appeared in public forums, in newspape
the radio, and at times on television, voicing their opinions. A
I use these individuals’ real and complete names. The one exc
to this practice is the president of dicip;hisnameisfictive.Iha
lowed the same practice and used the real names of all high-ra
government officials and representatives of the landed oliga
chose not to use the real names of arco executives; theiractio
cisions, and speech serve collectively to exemplify a particula
of liberal corporate capitalism. All other individuals mentio
this book—be they Indian representatives or comuneros, cor
employees or government workers—have been given fictive
to protect their anonymity. All places and dates are true to hi
Bytheyears2000,thespellingof ‘‘Quichua’’changedto‘‘Ki
In this book, I use the former, as this is what indígenas used
time.
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