Broccoli and Desire: Global Connections and Maya Struggles in Postwar Guatemala
Global Connections and Maya Struggles in Postwar Guatemala
In a surprising look at the hidden world of broccoli, this richly drawn ethnography traces the global commodity chain between U.S. consumer and Maya farmer, examining the connections between desire and material production.
Edward F. Fischer is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies at Vanderbilt University. His publications include
Maya Cultural Activism in Guatemala (1996),
Cultural Logics and Global Economies: Maya Identity in Thought and Practice (2001), and
Tecpán Guatemala: A Modern Maya Town in Global and Local Context (2002). Peter Benson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University.