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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Re Cruz, Alicia, 1962-
The two milpas of Chan Kom: scenarios of a Maya village
Published By: Original publisher
Albany: State University of New York Press. 1996. xi, 203
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Alicia Re Cruz
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Maya (Yucatán Peninsula) (NV10)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Internal migration (166);
Cereal agriculture (243);
Settlement patterns (361);
Political parties (665);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book asks what does it mean to be Mayan in the 20th
century? It is the story of two political factions in the town of Chan Kom: 'los Antiguos'
and 'los de Cancún'. The former live in Chan Kom and maintain a traditional way of life,
working their cornfields, or MILPAS, and carrying out the traditional rituals. The latter
are migrants living and working in the tourist colossus of Cancún. Los Antiguos claim that
they are the true Mayan's because they work in the milpas, however, los de Cancún argue
that Cancún is a modern-day milpa and they too are true Mayans. Re Cruz documents the
history of this split and how this political and social division has become inscribed in
the town's urban ecology. She also reveals the class structure of both factions, in which
the elite benefit financially from the political and social division.
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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard ; 2000
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Chan Kom, Yucatán and Cancún, Quintana Roo,
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