Money and violence in Chatino communities of Oaxaca, Mexico

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Accepted wisdom in development practice is that if one increases income, one betters the standard of living. This paper explores the counter case posed by the introduction of coffee as a cash crop on communal lands within Chatino communities. It documents how coffee has led to transformations of land tenure which have distorted the distribution of land and has led to attendant increases in homicide rates, and infant and child mortality. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-26
Number of pages20
JournalUrban Anthropology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Anthropology
  • Urban Studies


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