Household Ecology: Economic Change and Domestic Life Among the Kekchi Maya in Belize

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Development and economic change are often seen as destructive to the family and to other traditional forms of social organization. Wilk's study of household ecology reveals that the Kekchi Maya of Belize have responded by creating new forms of family organization, working together to face challenges posed by development. Not merely survivors of an ancient splendor, the Kekchi Maya build upon their rich heritage to approach such problems as ethnic strife and rainforest destruction as creative agents. Wilk combines a wealth ...

Household Ecology: Economic Change and Domestic Life Among the Kekchi Maya in Belize 1997, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875805757

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