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Author LinkCastellanos, María Bianet.
Title LinkA return to servitude : Maya migration and the tourist trade in Cancún / M. Bianet Castellanos.
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2010.
Description xlii, 259 p. :  ill., maps ;  22 cm.
Type of Material Monograph GV
Series ( First peoples -- new directions in indigenous studies )
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-230) and index.
Contents Contents: Introduction : phantoms of modernity -- Devotees of the Santa Cruz : two family histories -- Modernizing indigenous communities: agrarian reform and the cultural missions -- Indigenous education, adolescent migration, and wage labor -- Civilizing bodies : learning to labor in Cancún -- Gustos, goods, and gender : reproducing Maya social relations -- Becoming Chingún/a : Maya subjectivity, development narratives, and the limits of progress -- The phantom city : rethinking tourism as development after Hurricane Wilma -- Epilogue : resurrecting phantoms, resisting neoliberalism -- Appendix : Kin chart of Can Tun and May Pat families.
Summary A Return to Servitude is an ethnography of Maya migration within Mexico that analyzes the foundational role indigenous peoples play in the development of the modern nation-state. Focusing on tourism in the Yucatán Peninsula, M. Bianet Castellanos examines how Cancún came to be equated with modernity, how this city has shaped the political economy of the peninsula, and how indigenous communities engage with this vision of contemporary life. More broadly, she demonstrates how indigenous communities experience, resist, and accomodate themsleves to transnational capitalism.
Subject LinkMayas -- Mexico -- Cancún -- Social conditions.
LinkMayas -- Migrations.
LinkCancún (Mexico) -- Social conditions.
LinkMigration, Internal -- Mexico -- Yucatán (State)
LinkTourism -- Mexico -- Cancún.

System Number 000662048
ISBN Link9780816656158 (pb : acid-free paper)
Link0816656150

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