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Divided Spirits: "Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production"

Sarah Bowen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520281042
eISBN:
9780520962583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281042.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book tells the stories of tequila and mezcal, two of Mexico’s most iconic products, to investigate the politics of protecting local products in a global market. As people have yearned to connect ... More


Whose Rules Rule?: Creating and Defining Tequila Quality

Sarah Bowen

in Divided Spirits: "Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520281042
eISBN:
9780520962583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281042.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the evolution of the institutions that have regulated production of tequila for the last sixty years, showing how negotiations over these institutions and changes made to them ... More


Special Situations in Distressed Debt

Marko Dimitrijević and Timothy Mistele

in Frontier Investor: How to Prosper in the Next Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170444
eISBN:
9780231542357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170444.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Addresses investing in special situations in frontier distressed debt.


Financial Crises and the Slow Mutation of Conventional Wisdom

Guillermo Calvo

in Macroeconomics in Times of Liquidity Crises: Searching for Economic Essentials

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035415
eISBN:
9780262336017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035415.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter sets the stage for the rest of the book by offering a brief narrative of financial crises since Mexico's Tequila crisis in 1994/5 and including the Great Recession in developed-market ... More


The Promise of Place

Sarah Bowen

in Divided Spirits: "Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520281042
eISBN:
9780520962583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281042.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reviews the theoretical and empirical literature on denominations of origin (DOs) and terroir. DOs invoke the idea that the environmental and cultural characteristics of particular ... More


From the Fields to Your Glass

Sarah Bowen

in Divided Spirits: "Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520281042
eISBN:
9780520962583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281042.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the origins of tequila and mezcal. The first mezcals were produced in western Mexico over four hundred years ago. Distillation of agave spirits spread throughout western Mexico, ... More


The Heart of the Agave: Farming in Tequila Country

Sarah Bowen

in Divided Spirits: "Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520281042
eISBN:
9780520962583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281042.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the impact of changes taking place in the tequila industry on the farmers and workers who grow agave, the main ingredient in tequila. Although agave cultivation has contributed ... More


Making Mezcal in the Shadow of the Denomination of Origin

Sarah Bowen

in Divided Spirits: "Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520281042
eISBN:
9780520962583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281042.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at how the institutions that regulate mezcal impact the lives of small mezcal producers throughout Mexico. The varieties of agave and the practices used to make mezcal still vary ... More


Looking Forward

Sarah Bowen

in Divided Spirits: "Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520281042
eISBN:
9780520962583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281042.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Consumers increasingly value mezcals and tequilas that are tied to particular places and traditions. In addition, a proposed revision to the standard that regulates mezcal suggests the possibility of ... More


Lending Booms and Currency Crises: Empirical Link

Aaron Tornell

in Regional and Global Capital Flows: Macroeconomic Causes and Consequences

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386768
eISBN:
9780226387017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387017.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the linkages between currency and financial crises, and the similarities between the Asian crises of 1997 to the “tequila” crisis in Mexico at the end of 1994. It suggest that ... More


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