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Cultural Capital: Mountain Zapotec Migrant Associations in Mexico City Lane Ryo Hirabayashi

Cultural Capital: Mountain Zapotec Migrant Associations in Mexico City

Lane Ryo Hirabayashi

Published December 15th 2014
ISBN : 9780816531707
Paperback
157 pages
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This book shows how Zapotec peasants migrating to Mexico City utilize paisanazgo--which prescribes solidarity among people from the same locale--as the basis for cooperation and mutual aid within a new environment. This study focuses on three groupsMoreThis book shows how Zapotec peasants migrating to Mexico City utilize paisanazgo--which prescribes solidarity among people from the same locale--as the basis for cooperation and mutual aid within a new environment. This study focuses on three groups of Mountain Zapotecs to explain why migrant associations were created and why they took different forms, citing regional variations in ethnicity, solidarity, occupational pursuits, and sociopolitical articulation to the nation in the three points of origin.