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The Politics of Conversion to Islam in Southern Mexico

Sandra Cañas Cuevas

in Islam and the Americas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060132
eISBN:
9780813050584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060132.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses conversion processes to Islam among indigenous people in Southern Mexico, Chiapas. It focuses on the important role Maya women play throughout the religious conversion process. ... More


. Southern Mexican Contemporary Traditional Culture That Is Little Affected by Tourism

Chris Goertzen

in Made in Mexico: Tradition, Tourism, and Political Ferment in Oaxaca

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737967
eISBN:
9781604737974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737967.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines traditional material culture in Southern Mexico that is untouched by tourism. It asks: What characteristics would we expect to mark culture that is traditional but not tourist ... More


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