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Author Castellanos, María Bianet, author.

Title Indigenous dispossession : housing and Maya indebtedness in Mexico / M. Bianet Castellanos.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2021]

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 172 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : indigenous Cancún -- Before housing reform : the gendering of urban property -- Promoting housing reform : debt as patrimony -- After housing reform : credit as the new frontier -- Foreclosure : waiting out the state -- Eviction : invoking indigenous resistance -- Epilogue : a cautionary tale of indebtedness.
Summary "Following the recent global housing boom, tract housing development became a billion-dollar industry in Mexico. And at the national level, neoliberal housing policy has overtaken debates around land reform. For Indigenous peoples, access to affordable housing remains crucial to alleviating poverty. But as palapas, traditional thatch and wood houses, are replaced by tract houses in the Yucatán Peninsula, Indigenous peoples' relationship to land, urbanism, and finance is similarly transformed, revealing a legacy of debt and dispossession. "Indigenous Dispossession" examines how Maya families grapple with the ramifications of neoliberal housing policies. M. Bianet Castellanos relates Maya migrants' experiences with housing and mortgage finance in Cancún, one of Mexico's fastest growing cities. Their struggle to own homes reveals colonial and settler colonial structures that underpin the city's economy, built environment, and racial order. But even as Maya people contend with predatory lending practices and foreclosure, they cultivate strategies of resistance-from "waiting out" the state, to demanding Indigenous rights in urban centers. As Castellanos argues, it is through these maneuvers that Maya migrants forge a new vision of Indigenous urbanism"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Mayas -- Housing -- Mexico -- Cancún.
Housing policy -- Mexico -- Cancún.
Debt -- Mexico -- Cancún.
Mayas -- Mexico -- Cancún -- Economic conditions.
Mayas -- Urban residence -- Mexico -- Cancún.
Mayas -- Mexico -- Cancún -- Social conditions.
Housing policy
Mayas -- Economic conditions
Mayas -- Social conditions
Mayas -- Urban residence
Mexico -- Cancún
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Castellanos, María Bianet. Indigenous dispossession. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2020 9781503603288 (DLC) 2020025593
ISBN 9781503614352 (electronic book)
1503614352 (electronic book)
9781503603288 (hardcover)
9781503614345 (paperback)