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In The Mayan in the Mall, J T Way traces the creation of modern Guatemala from the 1920s to the present through a series of national and international development projects Way shows that, far from being chronically underdeveloped, this nation of stark contrastswhere shopping malls and multinational corporate headquarters coexist with some of the Western Hemisphere s poorest and most violent slumsis the embodiment of globalized capitalism Using a wide array of historical and contemporary sources, Way explores the multiple intersections of development and individual life, focusing on the construction of social space through successive waves of land reform, urban planning, and economic policy His explorations move from Guatemala City s poorest neighborhoods and informal economies run predominantly by women to a countryside still recovering from civil war and anti Mayan genocide, and they encompass such artifacts of development as the modernist Pan American Highway and the postmodern Grand Tikal Futura, a Mayan themed shopping mall ringed by gated communities and shantytowns Capitalist development, Way concludes, has dramatically reshaped the country s physical and social landscapesengendering poverty, ethnic regionalism, and genocidal violenceand positioned Guatemala as a harbinger of globalization s future....

Title : The Mayan in the Mall: Globalization, Development, and the Making of Modern Guatemala
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ISBN : 0822351315
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Duke University Press Books April 16, 2012
Number of Pages : 328 pages
File Size : 596 KB
Status : Available For Download
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