This book examines the effects of austerity on Mexican peasants who had been enmeshed in a national agricultural crisis since the late 1960s. It traces the evolution of Mexican agrarian policy and its cumulative impact on the peasantry.
1. Introduction 2. Codifying Marginality: Agricultural Policy and the Peasantry 3. Tradition and Change in Campeche 4. The Milpa Meets the Machine 5. The Industry of Disasters 6. In Default: Campesinos and the Debt Crisis 7. A Way Out