Chimneys in the Desert (inbunden)
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illustrated ed
Stanford University Press
3 figures 26 tables 1 map
26 tables, 3 figures, 1 map
236 x 162 x 27 mm
676 g
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11:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Gray Cloth w/Jacket on Creme w/Gloss Lam
Chimneys in the Desert (inbunden)

Chimneys in the Desert

Industrialization in Argentina During the Export Boom Years, 1870-1930

Inbunden Engelska, 2005-12-01
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This book offers new topics and new perspectives on the economic history of Argentina before the 1930 Depression. It focuses on the evolution of early industrialization in a country primarily associated with cattle-ranching and agriculture, and single-mindedly characterized as a case of a successful export economy. Taking an original approach, the book cross-examines traditional economic issues such as production and finances, and new cultural patterns, such as consumption, the role of women, paternalism, and ideology. The first years of Argentina's industrialization, from the 1870s to the 1920s, coincided with a time of great innovation, a brisk turn from tradition, and quick modernization. This book shows that industry not only helped Argentina's economy along, but spearheaded its modernization. It challenges the long-lasting "canonical version" that industry was a victim of a capital market and a state extremely hostile to manufacturing. Access to financing for industrial endeavors was much easier than previously thought, while the state supported industry through tariffs.
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"Fernando Rocchi has written a very important, carefully researched, and persuasive account of the missing link in Argentina...This book is a milestone on Argentine history and Latin American historical political economy." -- <I>American Historical Review</I> "Rocchi's exemplary study plays the invaluable role of stimulating a new, more vigorous and more empirically-grounded debate on an old but immensely important subject." -- <I>The Americas</I> "A must for anyone interested in Argentine history and economic development" -- <I>CHOICE</I> "[Rocchi's] work is wide ranging, well written and extremely perceptive. . . . [He] has given us an excellent work that has reshaped our vision of early industrialization in Argentina. . . . Like all good books, this should inspire further research." -- <I></I> "[Rocchi's] work is wide ranging, well written, and highly perceptive...Anyone interested in the problematic history of the Argentine economy will find it a stimulating and convincing work." -- <I>The Journal of Economic History</I> "Chimneys in the Desert is a provocative study destined to become required reading for students of the history of industrial growth and of 'flawed' modernization." -- <I>Economic History Review</I> "I recommend this book to anyone seeking a more detailed examination of Latin America's early industrial experience and to those Argentina aficionados still seeking an explanation of the enigma that is Argentine development." -- <I>Journal of Latin American Geography</I>

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Fernando Rocchi is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina.


@fmct:Contents @toc4:List of Figures iii List of Tables iii Acknowledgments iii Abbreviations iii @toc2:Introduction: Industrialization in an Agrarian Economy 000 1. The First Factories: The Dawn of Argentine Industry, 1870s1890s 000 2. The Market as an Object of Desire: The Rise of Domestic Industrial Consumption 000 3. The Victory of Big Business: Industrial Growth in the First Decades of the Twentieth Century 000 4. Only One Argentina: The Creation of a National Market for Manufactured Goods 000 5. Tension and Harmony in the Industrial Family: Entrepreneurs and Workers in Argentina's Factories 000 6. Money and Factories: The Myths and Realities of Industrial Financing 000 7. The Empire of Pragmatism: Politics and Industry in the Period 18801930 000 A Midway Industrialization: Concluding Remarks 000 @toc4:Appendices 000 Notes 000 Bibliography 000 Index 000