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Andean Civil Society in an Era of Indian Uprisings
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Catholic Schools' Importance in Urban America
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347 Introduction As many of the chapters in this volume assert, Phyllostomidae is an extremely species- rich taxon of remarkable ecological, phylogenetic, and morphological diversity that is the product of millions of years of evolution. Indeed, Neotropical communities dominated by phylostomids are arguably the most trophically diverse mammalian communities on earth (Patterson et al. 2003). Much of the rich history of studying phyllostomids has focused on their community ecology. Because of their diversity, communities that are dominated by phyllostomids

introduction Communities and Movements If they call us Indians, we will rebel as Indians.—Blanca Chancozo, Federation of Indigenous People and Peasants of Imbabura Community Politics, Episode 1 In early 2001, nineteen years after the power company unrolled the first trunk lines in the highland community of Ariasucu, the final fifteen or so houses received electricity. The council, and especially its vice presi- dent, had worked for years to bring light to all residents. At last, they got $9,000 for materials and the power company authorized an engineer to