Lives of Dust and Water An Anthropology of Change and Resistance in Northwestern Mexico

ISBN-10: 0816527474

ISBN-13: 9780816527472

Edition: 2008

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Along the coast of northwestern Mexico the new global economy has imposed terrible burdens on many sectors of the population and once self-reliant, rural populations have been driven to wage and subsistence labor in order to survive. This book eloquently explains how contemporary rural communities in southern Sinaloa have responded to economic and ecological changes affecting the entire nation. Mara Luz Cruz-Torres evokes the rich and varied experiences of the people who live in the villages of Celaya and El Cerro, showing how they invent and utilize their own social capital to emerge as whole persons in the face of limited resources, poverty, illness, sudden death, and daily oppression. A sometimes tragic but ultimately vibrant story of human resistance, Lives of Dust and Water offers an important look at a little-studied but dynamically developing region of Mexico and contributes to a more precise understanding of how rural coastal communities in Mexico emerged and continue to develop and adjust to the uncertainties of the globalizing world.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 6/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 325
Size: 6.15" wide x 9.30" long x 0.82" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Introduction: A Journey of Many Paths
The Regional Context: History, Development, and Human Processes
Introduction to Part I
El Sur de Sinaloa: A Historical Portrait of a Land and a People
Rosario and Escuinapa: The Globalization of Two Coastal Municipios
Localities: Their Emergence and Transition within National and Global Processes
Introduction to Part II
Gypsies, Peones, and Ejidatarios: A Political Ecology of El Cerro
On Top of a Hill: The Structure and Organization of a Mexican Ejido
From Hacienda to Community: A Political Ecology of Celaya
In the Shade of the Coconut Trees: The Structure and Organization of Celaya
Households, Gender, and Resistance: Culminating Struggles at the Intersection of Economy, Production, and Natural Resources
Introduction to Part III
Global Economies, Local Livelihoods: Gender and Labor in Rural Communities
La Lucha: The Dynamics of Household Relations and Resistance
Conclusion: The Political Ecology of Change and Resistance in Northwestern Mexico
Afterword: Al Paso del Tiempo
Research Methodology
Glossary of Spanish and Scientific Terms
References Cited
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