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Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Andrew Konove

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520293670
eISBN:
9780520966901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293670.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

For more than three hundred years, Mexico City’s Baratillo marketplace was synonymous with crime, vice, and the most disreputable elements of urban society. Despite countless attempts to disband it, ... More


Shadow Economics

Andrew Konove

in Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520293670
eISBN:
9780520966901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293670.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter moves from an analysis of elite debates over urban renewal to an examination of the quotidian transactions of the Baratillo in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The shadow ... More


Introduction

Andrew Konove

in Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520293670
eISBN:
9780520966901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293670.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The introduction outlines the argument and principal contributions of the book. It argues that the Baratillo and the larger shadow economy in Mexico City have been essential to the economic and ... More


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