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GONZALEZ ORTIZ, Felipe. Looking for a place in economy: Trade modalities practiced by the mazahuas. Iztapalapa. Rev. cienc. soc. humanid. [online]. 2017, vol.38, n.83, pp.187-217. ISSN 2007-9176.

This article describes the practices for trade that mazahua communities perform. Trade has transformed its people in makers of internal market and it has propitiated the occasions for change of residence, what has created a social network of countrymen who promote street commerce linked to the fixed trade. This work was carried out through short stays of multi- located research. The methodology was ethnography in several places inhabited by members of the study community. Hence the social network of countrymen as an expression of a possible network actor a theoretical scheme of this research was configured. The most relevant findings were the articulations between the different mazahua settlements for the realization of trade of products oriented to the buyer which links the fixed trade with the street vending.

Keywords : Business practices; social net of countrymen; street and fixed vending.

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