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By M. Bianet Castellanos

As a unfastened alternate area and Latin America's most well liked vacation spot, Cancún, Mexico, is greater than only a vacationer city. it isn't in simple terms actively interested by the creation of transnational capital but in addition 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. concentrating on 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 widely, she demonstrates how indigenous groups adventure, 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. while, this paintings asserts, it's via engagement with modernity and its assets that they're capable of retain their feel of indigeneity and community.

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