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By M. Bianet Castellanos

ISBN-10: 0816656142

ISBN-13: 9780816656141

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As a loose exchange sector and Latin America's preferred vacation spot, Cancún, Mexico, is greater than only a vacationer city. it's not basically actively fascinated by the creation of transnational capital but in addition kinds a vital part of the state's modernization plan for rural, indigenous groups. certainly, Maya migrants make up over a 3rd of the city's population.

A go back to Servitude is an ethnography of Maya migration inside Mexico that analyzes the foundational function indigenous peoples play within the improvement of the fashionable geographical region. concentrating on tourism within the Yucatán Peninsula, M. Bianet Castellanos examines how Cancún got here to be equated with modernity, how this urban has formed the political economic system of the peninsula, and the way indigenous groups have interaction with this imaginative and prescient of up to date lifestyles. extra generally, she demonstrates how indigenous groups event, face up to, and accommodate themselves to transnational capitalism.

Tourism and the social stratification that effects from migration have created clash one of the Maya. even as, this paintings asserts, it really is via engagement with modernity and its assets that they're in a position to keep their experience of indigeneity and community.

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