From the Publisher: Cholas and Pishtacos are two provocative characters from South American popular culture—a sensual mixed-race woman and a horrifying . Mary Weismantel. Cholas and Pishtacos: Stories of Race and Sex in the Andes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, – Volume 45 Issue 3 – Krista E. Van. Cholas and pishtacos belong to both low and high culture: well known from folklore, . CHOLAS AND PISHTACOS Everywhere in the Andes one sees women.

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The Tour Guide Jonathan R. Cholas and Pishtacos are two provocative characters from South Pishtavos popular culture—a sensual mixed-race woman and a horrifying white killerwho show up in everything from horror stories and dirty jokes to romantic novels and travel posters.

In this elegantly written book, these two figures become vehicles for an exploration of race, sex, and violence that pulls the reader into the vivid landscapes and lively cities of the Andes.

She maps the barriers that separate white and Indian, male and female-barriers that exist not in order to prevent exchange, but rather to exacerbate its inequality.

Cholas and Pishtacos is also an enjoyable and informative introduction to a relatively unknown region of the Americas. List of Illustrations Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction: Indian and White Part One: City of Indians 2.

City of Women Part Two: Deadly Intercourse Part Three: The Black Mother Afterword: For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr.