Magazine offers a fresh look at an old problem in Mexican indigenous studies: the nature of the cargo system. . . .The Village Is Like a Wheel is an inspiring work for any reader interested in community studies or contemporary theoretical debates.
—Mountain Research and Development
Roger Magazine presents and works through a fascinating paradox in which Tepetlaoxtoc villagers, on the outskirts of Mexico City, maintain a philosophy of life that has many things in common with their ancient Nahua ancestors.
—James M. Taggart, author of Remembering Victoria: A Tragic Nahuat Love Story
Magazine takes issues of long-standing concern in the ethnology of Mesoamerica—like the cargo system, kinship, and ethnicity—and invites us to look at them in a new way. In fact, he turns everything on its head and argues that, from a local point of view, what we thought was important is really not a great concern. Everyone working in this area will have to engage this argument at some level.
—John Monaghan, author of The Covenants with Earth and Rain: Exchange, Sacrifice, and Revelation in Mixtec Society
A wealth of information full of ethnographic observations and anecdotes appealing to our imagination.
—European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies