Yucatan in an Era of Globalization

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-18
  • Publisher: Univ of Alabama Pr
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This work describes the profound changes to Yucatan's society and economy following the 1982 debt crisis that prostrated Mexico's economy. The editors have assembled contributions from seasoned "Yucatecologists"historians, geographers, cultural students, and an economistto chart the accelerated change in Yucatan from a monocrop economy to a full beneficiary and victim of rampant globalization.

Table of Contents

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Introduction: Yucatan since the 1982 Mexican Debt Crisisp. 1
Yucatan's Prelude to Globalizationp. 20
Globalization and the Evolving Port Landscape of Progresop. 42
A Wheel of Fortune: Yucatan's Entrepreneurial Elite from the Revolution to Globalizationp. 69
Yucatan: Mexico's Other Maquiladora Frontierp. 92
Tinum, Yucatan: A Maya Village and the Lights of Cancunp. 111
Chan Kom Tourism and Migration in the Making of the New Maya Milpasp. 134
From Tallapoosa to Tixkokob: Two Communities Share Globalizationp. 147
Embracing Community: An Alternative Tourism for Yucatanp. 164
Contributorsp. 185
Indexp. 189
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