Title

The chocolates of Sucre: stories of a Bolivian industry

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Faculty

Regional Professional Studies

School

Regional Professional Studies Deans Office

RAS ID

830

Comments

Originally published as: Eversole, R. (2002). The chocolates of Sucre: Stories of a Bolivian industry. Enterprise & Society, 3(2), 209-246. Original article available here

Abstract

Chocolate is a Sucre trademark, one of the few products that this Bolivian city regularly markets to other parts of the country. Despite Sucre's long history of chocolate production, however, the city's chocolate industry at the turn of the twenty-first century remains small, unable to export, and generally uncompetitive with products from neighboring countries. Yet Sucre's chocolate-making enterprises have not disappeared; they continue to produce on a small scale in the face of mass-produced, imported brands. In this article, the history of Sucre's chocolate industry is examined to shed light on larger issues of industrial development and “underdevelopment” in Sucre and on the roots of the city's strong artisan identity.

DOI

10.1017/S1467222700011654

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1017/S1467222700011654