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Not Ours Alone: Patrimony, Value, and Collectivity in Contemporary Mexico Elizabeth Emma Ferry

Not Ours Alone: Patrimony, Value, and Collectivity in Contemporary Mexico

Elizabeth Emma Ferry

Published December 16th 2005
ISBN : 9780231507141
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296 pages
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Elizabeth Ferry explores how members of the Santa Fe Cooperative, a silver mine in Mexico, give meaning to their labor in an era of rampant globalization. She analyzes the cooperatives practices and the importance of patrimonio (patrimony) inMoreElizabeth Ferry explores how members of the Santa Fe Cooperative, a silver mine in Mexico, give meaning to their labor in an era of rampant globalization. She analyzes the cooperatives practices and the importance of patrimonio (patrimony) in their understanding of work, tradition, and community. More specifically, she argues that patrimonio, a belief that certain resources are inalienable possessions of a local collective passed down to subsequent generations, has shaped and sustained the cooperatives sense of identity.