By M. Bianet Castellanos

ISBN-10: 0816656142

ISBN-13: 9780816656141

ISBN-10: 0816656150

ISBN-13: 9780816656158

As a unfastened exchange sector and Latin America's most well-liked vacation spot, Cancún, Mexico, is greater than only a vacationer city. it's not basically actively fascinated by the creation of transnational capital but additionally varieties a vital part of the state's modernization plan for rural, indigenous groups. certainly, Maya migrants make up over a 3rd of the city's population.

A go back to Servitude is an ethnography of Maya migration inside Mexico that analyzes the foundational position indigenous peoples play within the improvement of the fashionable countryside. targeting tourism within the Yucatán Peninsula, M. Bianet Castellanos examines how Cancún got here to be equated with modernity, how this urban has formed the political economic climate of the peninsula, and the way indigenous groups interact with this imaginative and prescient of up to date existence. extra commonly, she demonstrates how indigenous groups event, face up to, and accommodate themselves to transnational capitalism.

Tourism and the social stratification that effects from migration have created clash one of the Maya. even as, this paintings asserts, it truly is via engagement with modernity and its assets that they're in a position to continue their experience of indigeneity and community.

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