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Buying into the Regime Grapes and Consumption in Cold War Chile and the United States

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ISBN-10: 0822355353

ISBN-13: 9780822355359

Edition: 2014

Authors: Heidi Tinsman

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Buying into the Regime is a transnational history of how Chilean grapes created new forms of consumption and labor politics in both the United States and Chile. After seizing power in 1973, Augusto Pinochet embraced neoliberalism, transforming Chile’s economy. The country became the world's leading grape exporter. Heidi Tinsman traces the rise of Chile's fruit industry, examining how income from grape production enabled fruit workers, many of whom were women, to buy the commodities—appliances, clothing, cosmetics—flowing into Chile, and how this new consumerism influenced gender relations as well as pro-democracy movements. Back in the United States, Chilean and U.S. businessmen…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 1/13/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.144