Manufacturing Against The Odds: The Dynamics Of Gender, Class, And Economic Crises Among Small-scale Producers, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Manufacturing Against The Odds

The Dynamics Of Gender, Class, And Economic Crises Among Small-scale Producers, 1st Edition

By Hans Buechler

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328 pages

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pub: 2019-04-18
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 In Third World countries, small-scale manufacturers supply a large part of the nation's consumer goods, often meeting needs that larger operations of foreign imports cannot. Enlivened by the oral histories of women and men of rural and urban backgrounds, this book depicts the struggle of artisan and small-scale manufacturing enterprises in La Paz

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction: Three Firms -- Consequences of the Debt Crisis -- The Actors: Rural-Urban Migrants and Long-Term Residents -- The Actors: The Role of Foreigners -- Learning the Trade -- The Social Relations of Production -- Financing Production -- Production -- Commerce -- Power and Empowerment -- The Family History of an Artisan Couple -- Conclusion -- Appendix

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies