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Katun: A Twenty-Year Journey with the Maya (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)

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The focus of this case study is the changing social and economic structure of the henequen zone in northwest Yucatan, Mexico, with special attention paid to women's economic participation. The henequen zone is unique in that it has been dominated by hacienda and state-controlled monocrop production since the colonial era. In recent years, this system of production has deteriorated. Since the author's first fieldwork in the 1970's, the area has faced economic decline as the henequen (sisal used for the production of binder twine and rope) market has collapsed. Recent national policies have further shaped the current economic and social conditions in the region. During numerous research periods since that time, the author has been recording the following trends in one village: • The increase in mixed economic strategies among villagers • The dramatic expansion of women's economic participation outside of the home and their increased social and political involvement in the village • Out-migration from the village to Meria, the state capitol, to the resort islands of the Caribbean, and in some cases, outside of the state of Yucatan. Within these shifting economic and social positions, the text explores how families and communities develop in order to maintain themselves and their culture. The theme of the case study is change and resilience.

Book News Annotation:

Hull (Grand Valley State U.) began her research in the village of Yaxbe, in northwest Yucat<'a>n in 1976, and has returned six times to follow the same families. The series presents case studies for beginning and intermediate anthropology courses. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The focus of this case study is the changing social and economic structure of the henequen zone in northwest Yucatan, Mexico, with special attention paid to women's economic participation. The henequen zone is unique in that it has been dominated by hacienda and state-controlled monocrop production since the colonial era. In recent years, this system of production has deteriorated. Since the author's first fieldwork in the 1970's, the area has faced economic decline as the henequen (sisal used for the production of binder twine and rope) market has collapsed. Recent national policies have further shaped the current economic and social conditions in the region. During numerous research periods since that time, the author has been recording the following trends in one village:

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-185) and index.

About the Author

Cindy Hull has been conducting research in the henequen zone of northwest Yucatan, Mexico, for more than twenty years. She started out in 1976 studying the effects of the collapse of the henequen (sisal) industry on village life. In 2002, she continues to study change in Yaxbe. She has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Wayne State University and is currently a professor as well as chair of the anthropology department at Grand Valley State University.

Table of Contents

Part 1: THE MAYA OF NORTHWEST YUCATAN: HISTORICAL AND ECONOMIC CONTEXT. 1. A Katun with the Yucatec Maya. 2. The Historical Context. 3. The Economy of Yaxbe: 1976-1989. Part 2: YAXBE: THE SOCIAL CONTEXT. 4. Village Life: Resilience and Change 1976-1998. 5. The Political Structure of Yaxbe 1976-1998. 6. Mayan and Catholic Roots in Yaxbe. 7. A Religion for Business and One for Sundays: The Seventh Day Adventists. Part 3: HENEQUEN'S LAST GASP: THE DEATH OF THE KING OF HENEQUEN. 8. In the Ashes of the Henequen Ejido. 9. Mayan Women: Beyond the Stereotypes. 10. Conclusion. Epilogue. Appendix. Glossary. References.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780534612900
Manufactured:
Wadsworth Publishing
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Manufactured by:
Wadsworth Publishing
Manufactured:
Wadsworth Publishing
Author:
Wadsworth Publishing
Author:
Hull, Cindy L.
Author:
Hull, Cindy L. (Cindy L. Hull)
Location:
Belmont, CA
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Maya women.
Subject:
Henequen industry
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Yaxbe
Subject:
Mayas - Mexico - Yaxbe - Social conditions
Subject:
Mayas - Mexico - Yaxbe - Economic conditions
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Copyright:
Series:
Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology
Series Volume:
no.5
Publication Date:
March 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.38x6.40x.33 in. .63 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Central and South America
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
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"Synopsis" by , The focus of this case study is the changing social and economic structure of the henequen zone in northwest Yucatan, Mexico, with special attention paid to women's economic participation. The henequen zone is unique in that it has been dominated by hacienda and state-controlled monocrop production since the colonial era. In recent years, this system of production has deteriorated. Since the author's first fieldwork in the 1970's, the area has faced economic decline as the henequen (sisal used for the production of binder twine and rope) market has collapsed. Recent national policies have further shaped the current economic and social conditions in the region. During numerous research periods since that time, the author has been recording the following trends in one village:
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-185) and index.
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