Rooting and Cultura in West Mexico

  title={Rooting and Cultura in West Mexico},
  author={Trevor Stack},
  journal={Bulletin of Latin American Research},
  • Trevor Stack
  • Published 1 July 2007
  • Political Science
  • Bulletin of Latin American Research
Drawing on Kwame Appiah ’ s discussion of the relationship between rooting and cosmopolitanism, I show that this concern was shared by many in west Mexico, where I conducted fi eldwork among diverse groups of townspeople, villagers, weekend visitors from Guadalajara, and migrants working in Guadalajara and in California. All of those groups talked about belonging or rooting to specifi c places – villages, towns, cities, countries and so on. They also used the term cultura in a way that… 
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