Caste in a Peasant Society
Melvin Marvin Tumin


An important contribution to our cumulative knowledge of castes, based on a case study of the pueblo of San Luis Jilotepeque, about ninety miles from Guatemala City in Central America. "Much of the fascination of the book derives from the intrinsic interest of the material itself its exotic locale, and its broader significance for other parts of Latin America."—The Annals.

Originally published in 1952.

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