Author Bleynat, Ingrid, author
Title Vendors' capitalism : a political economy of public markets in Mexico City / Ingrid Bleynat
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2021]
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 Ethnology Library  HF5473.M62 B54 2021    AVAILABLE    30520020904455
Descript xii, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-231) and index
Introduction : market vendors and the history of capitalism in Mexico, 1867-1966 -- Taxes and compassion, 1867-1880 -- A cloak of magnificence over beggars' rags, 1880-1903 -- Vendors, workers, or pueblo? 1903-1928 -- Political experimentation in a time of crises, 1929-1945 -- Vendors' developmentalism, 1945-1966
"Mexico City's public markets were integral to the country's economic development, bolstering the expansion of capitalism from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. These publicly owned and operated markets supplied households with everyday necessities and generated revenue for local authorities. At the same time, they were embedded in a wider network of economic and social relations that gave the vendors who sold in them an influence far beyond the running of their stalls. As they fed the capital's population and fought to protect their own livelihoods, vendors' daily interactions with customers, suppliers and local government shaped the city's public sphere and expanded the scope of popular politics. "Vendors' Capitalism" argues for the centrality of Mexico City's public markets to the political economy of the city from the restoration of the Republic in 1867 to the heyday of the so-called "Mexican miracle" and the PRI in the 1960s. As the sites of vendors' dealings with workers, suppliers, government officials, and politicians, the multiple conflicts that beset them repeatedly tested the institutional capacity of the state. Through a close reading of the archives and an analysis of vendors' intersecting economic and political lives, Ingrid Bleynat considers the dynamics, as well as the limits, of capitalist development in Mexico"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Markets -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- History
Vending stands -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- History
Markets -- Government policy -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- History
Vending stands -- Government policy -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- History
Capitalism -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- History
Mexico City (Mexico) -- Economic conditions -- 19th century
Mexico City (Mexico) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century