Not Ours Alone: Patrimony, Value, and Collectivity in Contemporary Mexico (Paperback)

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By Elizabeth Emma Ferry, June Nash (Foreword by)
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Elizabeth Ferry explores how members of the Santa Fe Cooperative, a silver mine in Mexico, give meaning to their labor in an era of rampant globalization. She analyzes the cooperative's practices and the importance of patrimonio (patrimony) in their understanding of work, tradition, and community. More specifically, she argues that patrimonio, a belief that certain resources are inalienable possessions of a local collective passed down to subsequent generations, has shaped and sustained the cooperative's sense of identity.

About the Author


Elizabeth Emma Ferry is assistant professor of anthropology at Brandeis University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780231132398
ISBN-10: 0231132395
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: October 5th, 2005
Pages: 273
Language: English