The Social Construction of Class in a Mexican
Village: Network Dispersal and Concentration in an Expanding Wage Economy
Douglas R. White, Michael Schnegg, Hugo Nutini, and Lilyan A. Brudner
 
 
 
  • Historical Roots of Tlaxcalan Social Structure
    ......16th Century Syncretism
    ......17-18th Resistance in Heartlands to Colonial Landlords
    ......19th Industrialism and Wage Labor
    ......20th Intensification of industrial labor

  • The 20th Century Anomaly: Integration into National Wage Economy
    with revival of indigenous cargo system and ritual sponsorships (compadradzos)

    ......Regional Distribution of Compadrazgo corresponds to older heartlands
    ......Compadrazgo integration across heartland villages

  • The Basis of Community Trust and Social Controls
    ......Genealogical Remembrance and Structural Endogamy
    ......The Village as the unit of Structural Endogamy
    ......Format Concepts of Relinking Components of Kinship and Marriage
    ......The "long cycles" of kinship versus "short cycles" of compadrazgo
    ......Invention and florescence or Compadrazgo Types

  • The Single Class System
    ......Compadrazgo links between economic groups
    ......Intermarriage by Occupational groups
    ......Vertical integration rather than class stratification
    ......Centralities of the economic elites