Obliging Need: Rural Petty Industry in Mexican Capitalism

Obliging Need: Rural Petty Industry in Mexican Capitalism

by Scott Cook, Leigh Binford
     
 
A detailed and comprehensive analysis of small-scale peasant and artisan enterprise in the Oaxaca Valley of Mexico.

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A detailed and comprehensive analysis of small-scale peasant and artisan enterprise in the Oaxaca Valley of Mexico.

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Booknews
English translation of a recent Russian monograph which provides expert readers with review of aspects of the theory of integral equations which result from potential problems with conditions. Five chapters, neat typography, essential references. (NW) An analysis of small-scale peasant and artisan enterprise in the Oaxaca Valley of Mexico. The authors show how commodity production is organized and operates in different craft industries, as well as the ways in which it combines with other activities such as household chores, agriculture, wage labor, and petty commerce. They demonstrate how--contrary to developmentalist dogma--small-scale capitalism develops from within Mexico's rural economy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292760325
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Pages:
336

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Ray Bromley
". . . a detailed and comprehensive survey of rural artisan activity in a well-known and important region of Mexico. Very few studies have ever been completed with this depth and rigor in any part of the world, and even fewer have been effectively written up as books. . . . it provides an interesting bridge between the ideas and methods of economic anthropology and those of rural sociology."

Meet the Author

Scott Cook is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Leigh Binford is Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.

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