This book is the product of a long, manifold involvement with life in Bolivia in general and productive processes in particular. It conveys a sense of the myriad decisions that Bolivian small-scale producers have to make in the extraordinarily fluid situations they must cope with.
1. Introduction: Three Firms 2. Consequences of the Debt Crisis 3. The Actors: Rural-Urban Migrants and Long-Term Residents 4. The Actors: The Role of Foreigners 5. Learning the Trade 6. The Social Relations of Production 7. Financing Production 8. Production 9. Commerce 10. Power and Empowerment 11. The Family History of an Artisan Couple 12. Conclusion