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On being Maya and getting by : heritage politics and community development in Yucatán

Author: Sarah R Taylor
Publisher: Boulder : University Press of Colorado, [2018]
Series: Studies on culture and society, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An ethnographic study of the two Ek' Balams-the notable archaeological site and the adjacent village-of the Yucatan Peninsula. When the archaeological site became a tourist destination, the village became a community-based tourism development project funded by the Mexican government. Maya heritage became important and profitable"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah R Taylor
ISBN: 9781607327714 1607327716 9781607328575 1607328577
OCLC Number: 1031408660
Description: xvii, 159 pages illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : a tale of two Ek' Balams --
The arrival of tourism --
Maps, guides, and the beaten path --
Negotiating tourism --
Land tenure, tourism, and free trade --
Development in a community in crisis --
Maya cosmopolitans --
Defining successful community development --
Conclusion : being Maya, getting by.
Series Title: Studies on culture and society, v. 10.
Responsibility: Sarah R. Taylor.

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"An ethnographic study of the two Ek' Balams-the notable archaeological site and the adjacent village-of the Yucatan Peninsula. When the archaeological site became a tourist destination, the village became a community-based tourism development project funded by the Mexican government. Maya heritage became important and profitable"--Provided by publisher.

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