Title: THE TWO MILPAS OF CHAN KOM Scenarios of a ...
Publisher: State University Of New York Press, Albany
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: VG+
Dust Jacket Condition: NONE
Edition: 1st Edition.
An attractive copy. Internally bright and clean. Shelfwear very mild. Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-198) and index. Xi, 203 p. Ill. 24 cm. ISBN: 079142829X. Bookseller Inventory # 10020
Synopsis: An ethnographic account of Chan Kom, a contemporary Maya community in Yucatan, Mexico that focuses on the social schism within the community resulting from an accelerated process of migration to Cancun, a major tourist center.
Chan Kom is a Maya community in the Yucatan peninsula that is currently undergoing a process of transformation due to increasing migration to Cancun, Mexico. The author demonstrates the significance of the Mayas' socio-economic and ideological strategies to adapt to the changes brought about by this migration.
About the Author: Alicia Re Cruz is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Texas.
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