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Inge Bolin
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  • Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Canada
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Hometown:
Nanaimo
About Me:
I have done research and applied work in Central America, Indonesia, and the jungles and highlands of Peru. I have written two ethnographies "Rituals of Respect - the Secret of Survival in the High Peruvian Andes" (1998) and "Growing up in a Culture of Respect - Child Rearing in Highland Peru" (2006) . Both were published by the University of Texas Press. In June 2010 I published a book, entitled "When Condors Call - a Novel of Peru" which is available at www.Amazon.com. I am currently working on a book about the environmental situation in the Andes with focus on melting glaciers and water scarcity. I continue my applied work with the NGO Yachaq Runa which I founded in 1992. We cooperate with high-altitude Andean communities in their struggle to suvive by conducting health campaigns and implementing sustainable projects, such as reforestation, irrigation systems, greenhouses, solar hot water, solar light, health stations, first-aid stations, water projects, schools, etc.
Area(s) of Training
anthropology, applied anthropology, cultural anthropology, ethnography, medical anthropology
Area(s) of Expertise
Ethnology of South America, applied anthropology, environmental anthropology
Most Recent Degree
PhD
Current Area of Employment
Research Associate and author, NGO: Yachaq founder and coordinator

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