Marka System

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= Andean (Aymara, Bolivia) system of Reciprocity


Walter Mignolo:

"In the marka system individuals work for one another around the year, in an arrangement which initially seems almost serf-like: the one provides labour, the other accommodation and food. But this arrangement is also reciprocal: after somebody has come to your common to help you work it, you must reciprocate by working on their common." (