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xv, 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Among the Maya of Xculoc, an isolated farming village in the lowland forests of the Yucatan peninsula, children contribute to household production in considerable ways. Thus this village, the subject of anthropologist Karen Kramer's study, affords a remarkable opportunity for understanding the economics of childhood in a pre-modern agricultural setting. Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives and extensive data gathered over many years, Kramer interprets the form, value, and consequences of children's labor in this maizebased culture. She looks directly at family size and birth spacing as they figure in the economics of families; and she considers the timing of children's economic contributions and their role in underwriting the cost of large families. Kramer's findings - in particular, that the children of Xculoc begin to produce more than they consume long before they marry and leave home - have a number of interesting implications for the study of family reproductive decisions and parent-offspring conflict, and for debates within anthropology over children's contributions in hunter/gatherer versus agricultural societies. With its theoretical breadth, and its detail on crop yields, reproductive histories, diet, work scheduling, and agricultural production, this book sets a new standard for measuring and interpreting child productivity in a subsistence farming community.
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248 p. : 2 maps ; 22 cm.
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43 p. : ill. 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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245 pages, [5] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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vii, 141 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
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243 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
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  • Paisaje, memoria y cultura : una trilogía para la conservación y el bienestar de las comunidades totonacas / Luz María Cayetano T., Silvia del Amo Rodríguez
  • Recuperación de saberes ambientales en comunidades campesinas en reservas de biosfera en Chiapas / Sara Barrasa García, Felipe Reyes Escutia
  • Modelo de educación ambiental para el desarrollo human sustentable de la comunidad chontal de Olcuatitán, Nacajuca, Tabasco : (ti kaj wanch'ich ute ti ute ni patan, kachida debe kinintib loke ya'an pankab) / Eduardo S. López Hernández ... [et al.]
  • El conocimiento campesino y la percepción simbólica como elementos para la formación en agroecología hacia la sustentabilidad rural / María de Jesús Bernardo Hernández, Jaime Morales Hernández.
Green Library
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373 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 21 cm.
Green Library

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