Andrew Orta

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
109B Davenport Hall
607 S Mathews Ave.
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

  • Th 1:00-3:00 and by appt.
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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Orta, Andrew Cultures of Capitalism, Contexts of Capitalism (Response to Karen Ho) American Ethnologist 41 1 2014, p. 38-39.
Orta, Andrew Margins of difference: MBA training and the “value chain of culture” American Ethnologist 40 4 2013, p. 689-703.
Orta, Andrew Forged Communities and Vulgar Citizens: Autonomy and its Límites in Semineoliberal Bolivia Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 18 1 2013, p. 108-133.
Orta, Andrew Catechists at the Crossroads: Neo-Catholicism, neoliberalism and the shifting sociopolitical landscape of Aymara life Politics and Religion 2 2 2008, p. 99-120.
Bashkow, Ira, Matti Bunzl, Richard Handler, Andrew Orta, and Daniel Rosenblatt Introduction American Anthropologist 106 3 2004, p. 433-434.
Orta, Andrew Burying the past: Locality, lived history, and death in an aymara ritual of remembrance Cultural Anthropology 17 4 2002, p. 471-511. PDF.
Orta, Andrew 'Living the past another way:' Reinstrumentalized missionary selves in aymara mission fields Anthropological Quarterly 75 4 2002, p. 707-743.
Orta, Andrew Remembering the ayllu, remaking the nation: Indigenous scholarship and activism in the Bolivian Andes Journal of Latin American Anthropology 6 1 2001, p. 198-201.
Orta, Andrew Syncretic subjects and body politics: doubleness, personhood, and Aymara catechists American Ethnologist 26 4 2000, p. 864-889.

Book Contributions

Area Studies Theory in social and cultural anthropology Area Studies SAGE Publications 2013.
Ethnography: South America : Highlands Handbook of Latin American Studies Ethnography: South America : Highlands 2010.
Misioneros y municipios: la inculturación y la descentralización política en el altiplano boliviano San Juan Diego y la Pachamama: Nuevas vías del catolicismo y de la religiosidad indígena en América Latina edited by Alessandro Lupo, edited by Félix Báez-Jorge. Misioneros y municipios: la inculturación y la descentralización política en el altiplano boliviano Edited by Alessandro Lupo, Edited by Félix Báez-Jorge, Veracruz, MX Editorial de la Universidad Veracruzana 2010, p. 370-422.
Orta, Andrew Dusty signs and roots of faith: the limits of Christian meaning in highlands Bolivia Christian Ritual and the Limits of Meaning edited by Matt Tomlinson, edited by Mathew Engelke. Dusty signs and roots of faith: the limits of Christian meaning in highlands Bolivia Edited by Matt Tomlinson, Edited by Mathew Engelke, Oxford Berghahn Books 2006, p. 165-188.
Orta, Andrew From theologies of liberation to theologies of inculturation: Aymara catechists and the second evangelization in highlands Bolivia Organized religion in the political transformation of Latin America edited by Satya Pattnayak. From theologies of liberation to theologies of inculturation: Aymara catechists and the second evangelization in highlands Bolivia Edited by Satya Pattnayak, Lanham, Maryland University Press of America 1995, p. 97-124.

Books

Orta, Andrew Catechizing Culture: Missionaries, Aymara and the “New Evangelization” New York Columbia University Press 2004.