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Author Rocchi, Fernando.

Title Chimneys in the desert : industrialization in Argentina during the export boom years, 1870-1930 / Fernando Rocchi.

Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006.


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Physical description xviii, 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Social science history.
Social science history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-383) and index.
Contents Introduction : Industrialization in an agrarian economy -- The first factories : the dawn of Argentine industry, 1870s-1890s -- The market as an object of desire : the rise of domestic industrial consumption -- The victory of big business : industrial growth in the first decades of the twentieth century -- Only one Argentina : the creation of a national market for manufactured goods -- Tension and harmony in the industrial family : entrepreneurs and workers in Argentina's factories -- Money and factories : the myths and realities of industrial financing -- The empire of pragmatism : politics and industry in the period 1880-1930 -- A Midway industrialization : concluding remarks.
Summary This book offers a new perspective on the history of Argentina by studying economics through the lens of traditionally non-economic perspectives, such as the importance of politics, consumerist culture, women, paternalism, nation-building, and ideology.
Subject Industrialization -- Argentina.
ISBN 0804750122 (cloth : alk. paper)