Región y sociedad
versión impresa ISSN 1870-3925
SALAZAR SOLANO, Vidal. La industria del bacanora: historia y tradición de resistencia en la sierra sonorense. Región y sociedad [online]. 2007, vol.19, n.39, pp. 105-133. ISSN 1870-3925.
Strategies for local economic development promote the reinforcement processes of comparative advantages, shown in certain territories, which focus on the so-called endogenous factors. Among the outstanding ones are the historical and cultural factors which have stimulated the growth of the bacanora industry. There is historical evidence of the persistence of this industry, despite attempts to eradicate it for more than three hundred years, demonstrating that this is not only due to economic factors, but also to its role in the cultural and traditional practices embedded in the population of the Sonoran mountain region. Traditions and culture linked to the production and consumption of bacanora are indicators of the high potential for this industrial activity and its constituency.
Palabras llave : bacanora; mescal; local development; industrial normalization; prohibition.