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A culture of everyday credit : housekeeping, pawnbroking, and governance in Mexico City, 1750-1920

Author: Marie Eileen Francois
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006.
Series: Engendering Latin America (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pawning was a common credit mechanism in Mexico City in the 19th century. A two-tiered sector of public and private pawnbrokers provided collateral credit. This book shows how Mexican women depended  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Eileen Francois
ISBN: 0803269234 9780803269231
OCLC Number: 64065893
Description: xiii, 415 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Hocking the private in public : credit policy, housekeeping, and status, 1750-1840 --
Collateral lending : pulperías and the Monte de Piedad, 1750-1840 --
Collateral living : consumption, anxious liberals, and daily life, 1830-80 --
Brokering interests : casas de empeño and an expanded Monte de Piedad, 1830-75 --
Positivist housekeeping : domesticity, work, and consumer credit, 1880-1910 --
Porfirian paradoxes : profit versus regulation, capital versus welfare --
A material revolution : militancy, policy, and housekeeping, 1911-20.
Series Title: Engendering Latin America (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Marie Eileen Francois.
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"Both for what she narrates explicitly about everyday life and what she suggests implicitly about the historiography, consumerism, and patriarchy, Marie Francois has written a significant and Read more...

 
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