- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Praeger; First Edition edition (March 25, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0897894820
- ISBN-13: 978-0897894821
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,948,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mexican Rural Development and the Plumed Serpent: Technology and Maya Cosmology in the Tropical Forest of Campeche, Mexico First Edition Edition
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“Writing passionately, even sympathetically, and drawing on much recent scholarship, Faust has made a very personal yet valuable contribution to Maya Studies. Upper-division undergraduates and above.”–Choice
“[O]ne can learn a great deal from it....[I]t is a valuable book indeed.”–South Eastern Latin Americanist
“Most important is the insight [Faust] provides into the actual context of environmental management in the tropics--how indigenous people maintained a complex system over time, and why deforestation and decline have recently occurred. By combining the approaches of the interpretative humanist and the biological scientist, she brings a new and illuminating approach to notoriously difficult questions.”–E. N. Anderson Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside
“Faust has provided an engaging ethnographic account on the Yucatec Maya....Her analysis correlates the social life of the Maya, their landscape, and ritual. Details on technological change and exploitation of water resources among the Maya provide a context for consideration of rural development and reflection on the potential for conservation of the natural world. The study is a personal narrative of engagement in the Maya culture by an anthropologist who is committed to advocacy.”–Ellen R. Kintz, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Anthropology, SUNY Geneseo
About the Author
BETTY BERNICE FAUST is a Researcher and the Academic Coordinator of Human Ecology at the Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mérida, Mexico. She is a contributor to Women In Health (Bergin & Garvey, 1988).
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