Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-largest city, has grown and thrived primarily through commerce. Often the most important kind of commerce in the city is informal buying and selling at unfixed prices in unfixed or temporary locations. Important aspects of Tapatían (Guadalajaran) culture are represented in the day-to-day activity of street vendors and tianguis (open-air markets). This presentation is adapted from a long-form essay (in Spanish), written during a semster on Middlebury’s program in Guadalajara.


J.P. Allen

Nicole Chance
Coordinator of International Programs & Sponsor

Related Links


  • http://radioartsmiddlebury.blogspot.com/ J.P. Allen

    I would’ve added a “geography” tag, too. This project was strongly informed by geographic ways of thinking.

    • http://www.middlebury.edu Ian McBride

      Great suggestion! I’ve added that to the list of categories for this project. As one of the project authors, you can also log into this blog and make changes to this post if there are other things you’d like to improve.

Sites DOT Middlebury: the Middlebury site network.