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El Tío/Bibliography

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Stephen Ferry.

1999. I Am Rich Potosí: The Mountain That Eats Men. New York: Monacelli Press. ISBN 1-58093-028-X
A photographic treatment of life in and out of the mines. Photos are introduced by historical quotes describing the conditions in which the miners have lived and worked in the mines of Potosí since the sixteenth century. Photos include depictions of men's work in the mines, women's work picking through the slag piles, the ritual relationship that the workers have with the mine, and the devastating effects that work in the mines has on one's health. The photographer's journal provides a peak into his journey.

June Nash.

1992. I Spent My Life in the Mines: The Story of Juan Rojas, Bolivian Tin Miner. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-07937-0
1993. We Eat the Mines and the Mines Eat Us: Dependency and Exploitation in Bolivian Tin Mines. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-08051-4

Michael T. Taussig.

1980. The Devil and Commodity fetishism in South America. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 0-8078-4106-4


Pascale Absi.

1997. The Treasure of Cerro Rico. UNESCO Courier 50(12):36. Electronic version.

Cynthia Lecount.

1999. Carnival in Bolivia: Devils dancing for the virgin. Western Folklore 58(3/4):231-252. Electronic version.