Mexican Rural Development and the Plumed Serpent: Technology and Maya Cosmology in the Tropical Forest of Campeche, Mexico / Edition 1

Mexican Rural Development and the Plumed Serpent: Technology and Maya Cosmology in the Tropical Forest of Campeche, Mexico / Edition 1

by Betty Bernice Faust
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0897896998

ISBN-13: 9780897896993

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This is the first ethnography to be written about a Campeche Maya community. It examines the surviving Maya traditional technologies and sacred cosmologies and discusses the potential for combining these with modern knowledge and technologies to form an efficient new system that will not only provide for ecologically responsible development but will also make

Overview

This is the first ethnography to be written about a Campeche Maya community. It examines the surviving Maya traditional technologies and sacred cosmologies and discusses the potential for combining these with modern knowledge and technologies to form an efficient new system that will not only provide for ecologically responsible development but will also make possible the cultural survival of this threatened indigenous population.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897896993
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Plumed Serpent and Rural Development

Fieldwork: Navigating Friendships in the Dark

Maya Cultural Heritage

Past Transformations of Maya Technology

Working for Water from the Earth and the Sky

Growing the Sacred Bread

The Plumed Serpent, Rural Development, and the Future of the Biosphere

References

Index

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