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Katun A Twenty-Year Journey with the Maya

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ISBN-10: 0534612903

ISBN-13: 9780534612900

Edition: 2004

Authors: Cindy L. Hull

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/7/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.264
Language: English

The Maya of Northwest Yucatan: Historical and Economic Context
A Katun with the Yucatec Maya
The Historical Context
The Economy of Yaxbe: 1976-1989
Yaxbe: The Social Context
Village Life: Resilience and Change 1976-1998
The Political Structure of Yaxbe 1976-1998
Mayan and Catholic Roots in Yaxbe
A Religion for Business and One for Sundays: The Seventh Day Adventists
Henequen's Last Gasp: The Death of the King of Henequen
In the Ashes of the Henequen Ejido
Mayan Women: Beyond the Stereotypes
Conclusion
Epilogue
Appendix
Glossary
References