ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 13, Número 2. Abr-Jun 2016


Northern México tends to be forgotten when there is talk of peasant types and movements, which is a current imposture, largely attributable to the banality of intellectual fashions of not few scholars, now entranced with the “cultural spin”, result from which they only see indigenous people where before we saw peasants. The book by Esperanza Penagos Belman, With soil on their hands: Analysis of two peasant organizations in Northwest Chihuahua and their struggle for survival (Escuela de Antropología e Historia del Norte de México, Chihuahua, 2015), has arrived to correct this academic short-sightedness. The rural economic development implied in each region can induce to various responses in rural localities. The greatest has been migration, but it is not the only one. Another one is survival “with the arms of the weak”. Naturally, it has propagandistic visibility displayed – something that indigenous movements have been able to use in their favor since 1994 –, although it is essential that the central State conceive them as important for their own survival. Peasants are no longer, and will never again be, the “favorite children of the regime”, as the well-known study by Arturo Warman suggested. Therefore, researchers know that they will not be rewarded if they continue to insist on their visibility when what is desired is their invisibility as an underestimated multitude.

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Volumen 13, Número 2

Volumen 13, Número 2
Abr-Jun 2016


Said Infante Gil

Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde

Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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