Indigenous Mexico Engages the 21st Century: A Multimedia-enabled Text

Indigenous Mexico Engages the 21st Century: A Multimedia-enabled Text

by Jay Sokolovsky


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Indigenous Mexico Engages the 21st Century: A Multimedia-enabled Text by Jay Sokolovsky

This innovative, interactive ethnography employs a range of media to explore the lives of the residents of a village set in the rugged mountains overlooking Mexico City, focusing on how these villagers react and adapt to a rapidly globalized world. Students can view the evolving life of San Jerónimo Amanalco and its region over the past four decades through print, web-embedded, and e-reader enabled resources. This book-offers a multimedia approach, including archival images and documents, original photographs, audio recordings, and extensive video;-incorporates ethnographic information gathered during the author’s four decades of research in the region;-includes community members’ responses to the author’s research through social media, email, and video-taped comments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629581743
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/30/2015
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jay Sokolovsky is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Society, Culture and Language at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He is a cultural anthropologist with specialties in the globalization of indigenous Mexico, the anthropology of aging, urban anthropology, and video documentation. He is the 2013 recipient of the Textor Award for Anticipatory Anthropology awarded by the American Anthropological Association, and the author numerous articles and five books, including the award-winning volume, The Cultural Context of Aging (third edition, 2009). Sokolovsky’s research has been done in a Mexican indigenous community, New York's inner-city, and urban neighborhoods in England and Croatia. His latest ethnographic video, Urban Garden: Fighting for Life and Beauty, documents the community garden movement in New York City.

Table of Contents

1. Never say “Chou-chou ley” to an Aztec!
2. Orientation to This Book
3. History, Culture, and Context
4. "Hey, Mister, Are You an Anthropologist?" And Other Mysteries of Fieldwork, Culture, and History
5. “Never More Campesinos”: Life Course in Twenty- First-Century Perspective
6. Who Are You Calling Indio?: Ethnoscapes and the False Faces of Tradition and Modernity
7. Why Rosalba Fainted at Her Wedding and Other Tales of Family, Work, and Globalization
8. Ritual Drama, Religion, and the Spaces in Between
9. Magical Cosmology: Myth, Witches, Vampires, and Water Dwarfs
10. Conclusions: The Varied Meanings of “Never More Campesinos"

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