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By Elizabeth Emma Ferry

Elizabeth Ferry explores how participants of the Santa Fe Cooperative, a silver mine in Mexico, provide aspiring to their exertions in an period of rampant globalization. She analyzes the cooperative's practices and the significance of patrimonio (patrimony) of their realizing of labor, culture, and neighborhood. extra particularly, she argues that patrimonio, a trust that definite assets are inalienable possessions of a neighborhood collective handed all the way down to next generations, has formed and sustained the cooperative's experience of identification.

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7 And on the other hand, there are the precious things belonging to the family. . This latter type of object is passed on as solemnly as women hand over at marriage the “privileges” to their son-in-law, and names and ranks to children and sons-in-law. They are loans rather than sales or true abandonments of possession. (1990 [1950]: 43) While the concepts and questions laid out by Mauss in The Gift have never left the domain of anthropological interest, for some time inalienability as such was passed over in favor of other, related formulations (such as gifts and commodities or spheres of exchange).

The literature on mining and metallurgy has also addressed questions of cosmologies and ideology. Eugenia Herbert, in introducing her discussion of metallurgy and gender in African societies, states that “because [this book] is about cosmologies, it is about power: where it resides; who may invoke it, by what means and for what ends; and how to protect against it since power is always double-edged” (1993: 1). Indeed, processes of mediation between relations of power at the group level and identity formation at the individual level might usefully be described as the production and transmission of cosmologies and ideologies; it therefore comes as no surprise that cosmologies and ideologies have been central themes in the anthropology of mining.

After describing the Santa Fe Cooperative and its mines, I turn my attention to these aspects of Cooperative life, describing three places where I concentrated my study, five people with whom I worked closely and who represent different sectors of the membership, and four events that encapsulate aspects of the religious and civic life of the Cooperative and the city, the rhythm of the working week, and the organization and life cycle of Cooperative families. Along the way I give some details concerning my field methodology and describe the unfolding of my fieldwork experience.

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