New PDF release: A Return to Servitude: Maya Migration and the Tourist Trade

By M. Bianet Castellanos

ISBN-10: 0816656142

ISBN-13: 9780816656141

ISBN-10: 0816656150

ISBN-13: 9780816656158

As a loose exchange sector and Latin America's hottest vacation spot, Cancún, Mexico, is greater than only a vacationer city. it's not in basic terms actively fascinated about the creation of transnational capital but additionally kinds an essential component 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 of Mexico that analyzes the foundational position indigenous peoples play within the improvement of the trendy geographical region. targeting 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 climate of the peninsula, and the way indigenous groups have interaction with this imaginative and prescient of latest existence. extra generally, she demonstrates how indigenous groups adventure, withstand, and accommodate themselves to transnational capitalism.

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

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