Mexican Memoir

Mexican Memoir

by Howard Campbell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0897897803

ISBN-13: 9780897897808

Pub. Date: 03/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Ensconced in the tight kinship network of a local household in Oaxaca, Mexico, the author embarked on a challenging study of a radical ethnic political movement, COCEI. An anthropologist who married a Zapotec Women, the author chronicles his fieldwork in this memoir. His research is interwoven with his personal experiences, addressing the political and ethical

Overview

Ensconced in the tight kinship network of a local household in Oaxaca, Mexico, the author embarked on a challenging study of a radical ethnic political movement, COCEI. An anthropologist who married a Zapotec Women, the author chronicles his fieldwork in this memoir. His research is interwoven with his personal experiences, addressing the political and ethical dilemmas of contemporary ethnography. Campbell's informants are internationally known politicians, poets, and painters who live in Juchitán, a large city controlled by indigenous activists.

While adopting aspects of the postmodern critique of ethnography, the author proposes and illustrates a collaborative form of research based on partisan political commitment. Through a candid and intimate account, he portrays his informants and research site, and his direct involvement in Zapotec society. The book is both a highly readable ethnography of Southern Mexico and a contribution to debates about current anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897897808
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2001
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

An Anthropologist in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec

Fieldwork in Juchitd'an and San Blas

Zapotec Community and Family Life

COCEI Radical Politics

Zapotec Culture Movement

An End and a Beginning

Epilogue

Bibliography

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