Mayas in the Marketplace: Tourism, Globalization, and

Mayas in the Marketplace: Tourism, Globalization, and

Mayas in the Marketplace: Tourism, Globalization, and Cultural Identity [Download] ➺ Mayas in the Marketplace: Tourism, Globalization, and Cultural Identity ➽ Walter E. Little – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Winner Best Book Award New England Council of Latin American Studies 2005Selling handicrafts to tourists has brought the Maya peoples of Guatemala into the world market Vendors from rural communities Winner Best Book Award New England Council of the Marketplace: Kindle × Latin American Studies Selling handicrafts to tourists has brought the Maya peoples of Guatemala into the world market Vendors from rural communities now offer their wares to than Mayas in ePUB Ò international tourists annually in the marketplaces of larger cities such as Antigua Guatemala City Panajachel and Chichicastenango Like businesspeople anywhere Maya artisans analyze the desires and needs of their customers and shape their products to meet in the Marketplace: Epub â the demands of the market But how has adapting to the global marketplace reciprocally shaped the identity and cultural practices of the Maya peoplesDrawing on over a decade of fieldwork Walter Little presents the first ethnographic study in the Marketplace: Tourism, Globalization, Epub / of Maya handicraft vendors in the international marketplace Focusing on Kachikel Mayas who commute to Antigua to sell their goods he explores three significant issueshow the tourist marketplace conflates global and local distinctions how the marketplace becomes a border zone where national and international developed and underdeveloped and indigenous and non indigenous come together how marketing to tourists changes social roles gender relationships and ethnic identity in the vendors' home communitiesLittle's wide ranging research challenges our current understanding of tourism's negative impact on indigenous communities He demonstrates that the Maya are maintaining a specific community based sense of Maya identity even as they commodify their culture for tourist consumption in the world market.


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