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The Mayan in the mall : globalization, development and the making of modern Guatemala

Author: John T Way
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This twentieth-century history of Guatemala begins with an analysis of the Grand Tikal Futura, a postmodern shopping mall with a faux-Mayan facade that is surrounded by a landscape of gated subdivisions, evangelical churches, motels, Kaqchikel-speaking villages, and some of the most poverty-stricken ghettos in the hemisphere.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011038525
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John T Way
ISBN: 0822394782 9780822394785 1280487259 9781280487255
OCLC Number: 798063043
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: "Like sturdy little animals" : making the modern anti-modern, 1920s-1944 --
Chaos and rationality : the dialectic of the Guatemalan ghetto --
Oficios de su sexo : gender, the informal economy, and anticommunist development --
Making the immoral metropolis : infrastructure, economics and war --
Executing capital : green revolution, genocide, and the transition to neoliberalism --
A society of vendors : contradictions and everyday life in the Guatemalan market --
Cuatro gramos norte : fragmentation and concentration in the wake of victory.
Responsibility: J.T. Way.

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