Las Cadenas que más nos Encadenan son las Cadenas que Hemos Roto: The Yucatecan Hacienda, Capitalist Mentalities, and the Production of Space and Identity

Author(s): Sam R. Sweitz

Year: 2015

Summary

The modern era is distinguished by the increasing articulation of people and places within a globalizing world characterized by a capitalist world-economy that links the local and regional to the global within an integrated World-System.  Central to this system is a worldwide division of labor that organizes individuals and households into exploitative relationships within global commodity chains.  The Yucatan Peninsula, a geographically bounded and economically peripheral place, transcends boundaries to illuminate our understanding of capitalist processes at work in the modern world.  The Yucatecan hacienda gives meaning to the fundamental changes associated with the expansion of a world-economy, including the processes of proletarianization responsible for the creation of semi-proletariat households and a heterogeneity of proletarianization essential to the maintenance of the capitalist system.  From the vantage point of archaeological alterity, we can present alternative perspectives revealing the meaning of capitalism to contemporary lives.

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Las Cadenas que más nos Encadenan son las Cadenas que Hemos Roto: The Yucatecan Hacienda, Capitalist Mentalities, and the Production of Space and Identity. Sam R. Sweitz. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434021)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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