Lives of Dust and Water An Anthropology of Change and Resistance in Northwestern Mexico
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Description: 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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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 6/19/2008
Size: 6.15" wide x 9.30" long x 0.82" tall
|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|
|Glossary of Spanish and Scientific Terms|