Cash on the Table

Cash on the Table: Markets, Values, and Moral Economies
Edited by Edward F. Fischer
A great deal is at stake in understanding the moral dimensions of economic behavior and markets. Public debates over executive compensation, the fair trade movement, and recent academic inquiries into the limitations of rational-choice paradigms all point to the relevance of moral values in our economic decision-making processes.

Broccoli & Desire

Broccoli and Desire: Global Connections and Maya Struggles in Postwar Guatemala
Edward F Fischer and Peter Benson
This book takes a surprising look at the hidden world of broccoli, connecting American consumers concerned about their health and diet with Maya farmers concerned about holding onto their land and making a living.

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Indigenous Peoples, Civil Society, and the Neo-liberal State in Latin America

Indigenous Peoples, Civil Society, and the Neo-liberal State in Latin America
Edited by Edward F Fischer
A ground-breaking ethnographic approach to civil society as it is formed in indigenous communities in Latin America, this volume shows the complexity of civil society – that civil society can itself sometimes be uncivil.

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Pluralizing Ethnography

Pluralizing Ethnography: Comparison and Representation in Maya Cultures, Histories, and Identities
Edited by John Watanabe and Edward F Fischer
This volume brings together eight Maya specialists and a prominent anthropological theorist as discussant to assess the contrasting historical circumstances and emerging cultural futures of Maya in Mexico and Guatemala.

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Tecpán Guatemala

Tecpán Guatemala: A Modern Maya Town in Global and Local Context
Edward F Fischer and Carol Hendrickson
This case study of a highland Guatemala town examines what it means to be Maya in a rapidly changing and globalized world. In providing an historical synopsis of the Kaqchikel Maya from pre-Columbian and Colonial times to the present day,

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Cultural Logics & Global Economies

Cultural Logics and Global Economies: Maya Identity in Thought and Practice
Edward F Fischer
As ideas, goods, and people move with increasing ease and speed across national boundaries and geographic distances, the economic changes and technological advances that enable this globalization are also paradoxically contributing to the balkanization of states, ethnic groups, and special interest movements.

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Rujotayixik ri Maya’ B’anob’al: Activismo Cultural Maya

rujotayixikThe studies presented in this book touch on an emerging movement among the Maya of Guatemala that goes by many different names: Mayan nationalism, Mayan revitalization, or simply the Mayan movement.

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Maya Cultural Activism in Guatemala

Maya Cultural Activism in Guatemala
Edited by Edward F Fischer and R McKenna Brown
Maya Cultural Activism in Guatemala marks a new era in Guatemalan studies by offering an up-to-the-minute look at the pan-Maya movement and the future of the Maya people as they struggle to regain control over their cultural destiny.

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