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dc.contributor.advisorMcGee, Reece Jonen_US
dc.contributor.authorSheedy, Crystal A.
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-09T19:32:19Z
dc.date.available2011-12-09T19:32:19Z
dc.date.created2011-12
dc.date.issued2011-12-09en_US
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2552
dc.description.abstractThis thesis seeks to document the economic changes that affected the cultural practices of Mayas who live in the Yucatán Peninsula. As a case study, this thesis illustrates how the three generations of a single family and that family’s friends in Xocén were affected by these economic changes, and how they were trying to preserve their cultural heritage for future generations. In chapter 2, I will discuss the history of economic changes and migration in the Yucatán Peninsula during the 20th century, and their influences on Maya cultural practices, particularly concentrating on gender relations. In chapter 3, I will introduce the three generations of Floridalma’s family and discuss how economic changes affected the family’s work patterns and perceptions on education and language. In chapter 4, I will expand my analysis from chapter 3 and present how economic changes and migration affected the family’s experiences with technology, material culture and their behaviors. In chapter 5, I will present and discuss certain cultural beliefs and practices that Floridalma’s family considered integral to maintaining their cultural heritage. Furthermore, I will discuss how they felt that transmitting these beliefs and practices to their children would help preserve their cultural heritage in a changing economy. Finally, chapter 6 is the conclusion in which I will review and summarize the main points from the previous chapters.en_US
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dc.format.extent107 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectEconomic Changes in Mexicoen_US
dc.subjectMaya Studiesen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectCross-Generational Studyen_US
dc.subjectMigrationen_US
dc.subjectGlobalizationen_US
dc.subjectCultural Maintenanceen_US
dc.subjectEthnographyen_US
dc.subject.lcshXocén (Mexico)--Economic conditionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshMayas--Social life and customsen_US
dc.subject.lcshMayas--Ethnic identityen_US
dc.subject.lcshMayas--Migrationsen_US
dc.titleYàan u K'éešo'ob, ba'ale' Ma' K K'àat U Tu'ubso'ob U Kuštal Màaya'o'obi', “They Must Change, but We Do Not Want Them to Forget Their Maya Lives”: Cross-Generational Change and Continuity in a Single Maya Family from Xocén, Yucatán, Méxicoen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJuarez, Ana M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSosa, John R.en_US
thesis.degree.departmentAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
txstate.departmentAnthropology


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