The Children of NAFTA

Labor Wars on the U.S./Mexico Border

Author: David Bacon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520244729

Category: History

Page: 348

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This is a journalistic chronicle of contemporary labor wars and organizing on the United States/Mexican border. Based on gripping firsthand reports, this book investigates the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on those who labor in the agricultural fields and maquiladora factories on the border.
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The Children of NAFTA

Labor Wars on the U.S./Mexico Border

Author: David Bacon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780520237780

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 9004

This is a journalistic chronicle of contemporary labor wars and organizing on the United States/Mexican border. Based on gripping firsthand reports, this book investigates the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on those who labor in the agricultural fields and maquiladora factories on the border.
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Indigenes Erbe im Internet

Zur Identitätspolitik der Chicano-Fotografie im digitalen Zeitalter

Author: Laura M. Corkovic

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839440017

Category: Photography

Page: 316

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Die Chicanos kämpfen seit den späten 1960er Jahren um kulturelle Anerkennung und soziale Gleichberechtigung in der US-amerikanischen Gesellschaft. Ihr indigenes Erbe stellt dabei ein essentielles Element der eigenen Identität und künstlerischen Authentizität dar. Ausgehend von 27 Interviews mit Chicano-Fotografen und -Aktivisten wie Delilah Montoya, Kathy Vargas, Lupita Murillo Tinnen, Harry Gamboa Jr., Oscar Castillo, Orlando Lara, Robert C. Buitrón und David Bacon analysiert Laura M. Corkovic, wie effizient sie das Internet für ihren Kampf nutzen. In vier konkreten Fallstudien arbeitet sie die Bedeutung der indigenen Kulturen in der zeitgenössischen Chicano-Fotografie sowie ihre Online-Präsentation im Vergleich zu den Printmedien heraus.
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The Politics of Immigration

Questions and Answers

Author: Jane Guskin,David L. Wilson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583674047

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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In the spring of 2006, millions of immigrants and supporters organized in cities and small towns across the United States to defend their rights following the passage of HR4437, a bill designed to punish unauthorized immigrants. In an unprecedented show of force, tens of thousands of workers marched out of meatpacking plants, factories, restaurants, landscape businesses and stores, while students—many of them the US-born children of immigrants—staged school walkouts. Thousands also observed a one-day national consumer boycott to demonstrate the economic power of immigrant communities. The spring 2006 mobilizations—and the ensuing backlash from anti-immigrant sectors—pushed the topic of immigration to the front and center of U.S. politics. Polls show the public increasingly divided, with the debate framed as a choice between “deport them all” and “give everyone amnesty.” But dialogue is possible when we dig deeper. Why are people leaving their homes? Why are they coming here? What is the impact of our current enforcement policies? What kinds of alternatives exist? Backed with a wide range of cited sources, The Politics of Immigration tackles questions and concerns about immigration with compelling arguments and hard facts, laid out in straightforward language and an accessible question-and-answer format. For immigrants and supporters, the book is an effective tool to confront common myths and misinformation. For teachers, it provides a useful framework on the current debate, and ample opportunities for students to reach out and explore the intersecting issues. Those who believe immigrants steal jobs from citizens, drive down wages, strain public services, and threaten our culture will find such assumptions challenged here, while people who are undecided about immigration will find the solid data and clear reasoning they need to develop an informed opinion.
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Eating NAFTA

Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico

Author: Alyshia Gálvez

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520965442

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Mexican cuisine has emerged as a paradox of globalization. Food enthusiasts throughout the world celebrate the humble taco at the same time that Mexicans are eating fewer tortillas and more processed food. Today Mexico is experiencing an epidemic of diet-related chronic illness. The precipitous rise of obesity and diabetes—attributed to changes in the Mexican diet—has resulted in a public health emergency. In her gripping new book, Alyshia Gálvez exposes how changes in policy following NAFTA have fundamentally altered one of the most basic elements of life in Mexico—sustenance. Mexicans are faced with a food system that favors food security over subsistence agriculture, development over sustainability, market participation over social welfare, and ideologies of self-care over public health. Trade agreements negotiated to improve lives have resulted in unintended consequences for people’s everyday lives.
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Hiring Professionals Under NAFTA

Author: David Etherington,Donna Lea Hawley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567201307

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

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A unique explanation of the laws governing the international transfer of labor under the provisions of NAFTA, and a guide to using them in hiring practices.
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Local Democracy Under Siege

Activism, Public Interests, and Private Politics

Author: Dorothy Holland,Donald M. Nonini,Catherine Lutz,Lesley Bartlett,Marla Frederick-McGlathery,Thaddeus C. Guldbrandsen,Enrique G. Murillo

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814737460

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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2007 Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA) Book Award Complete List of Authors:Dorothy Holland, Donald M. Nonini, Catherine Lutz, Lesley Bartlett, Marla Frederick-McGlathery, Thaddeus C. Guldbrandsen, and Enrique G. Murillo, Jr. What is the state of democracy at the turn of the twenty-first century? To answer this question, seven scholars lived for a year in five North Carolina communities. They observed public meetings of all sorts, had informal and formal interviews with people, and listened as people conversed with each other at bus stops and barbershops, soccer games and workplaces. Their collaborative ethnography allows us to understand how diverse members of a community not just the elite think about and experience “politics” in ways that include much more than merely voting. This book illustrates how the social and economic changes of the last three decades have made some new routes to active democratic participation possible while making others more difficult. Local Democracy Under Siege suggests how we can account for the current limitations of U.S. democracy and how remedies can be created that ensure more meaningful participation by a greater range of people. Complete List of Authors (pictured) From Left to Right, bottom row: Enrique Murillo, Jr., Thaddeus Guldbrandsen, Marla Frederick-McGlathery. Top row: Dorothy Holland, Catherine Lutz, Lesley Bartlett, and Don Nonini.
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NAFTA & Neocolonialism

Comparative Criminal, Human & Social Justice

Author: Laurence French,Magdaleno Manzanárez

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761828907

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

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This work is a study of the impacts of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). By focusing on the issue of justice in the contexts of globalization and neo-colonialism, the book contributes to a broader discussion of the significance of NAFTA. Authors Laurence French and Magdaleno ManzanOrez emphasize cultural and ethnic issues in the relations of NAFTA partners and enrich treatment of the topic by bringing to bear sociology, political science, justice studies, psychology, and educational theory. The authors relate classical sociological theory to contemporary issues of social and criminal justice.
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The Challenge of Institutional Reform in Mexico

Author: Riordan Roett

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555875459

Category: Political Science

Page: 197

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The Salinas administration's reforms in Mexico generated widespread attention and questions. This book addresses those questions, examining the impact of the recent reforms on the state's relations with key social and political actors and assessing reform initiatives.
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Non-Immigrant Admissions to the United States

2007

Author: Macreadie Barr

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437934013

Category:

Page: 10

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Non-Immigrants (NI) are foreign nationals granted temporary entry into the U.S. The major purposes for which NI admissions include temporary visits for bus. or pleasure, academic or vocational study, temporary employ., and to act as a rep. of a foreign gov¿t. or internat. body. This report presents info. on the number and characteristics of NI admissions to the U.S. in 2007. During 2007, there were 171 million NI admissions to the U.S. The majority (90%) were short-term visitors such as tourists and bus. travelers, while the remaining 10% (3.6 million) were temporary residents characterized by a longer duration of stay, such as specialty workers, students, and nurses. The leading countries of citizenship of NI were Mexico, the U.K., and Japan.
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Viva la historieta

Mexican Comics, NAFTA, and the Politics of Globalization

Author: Bruce Campbell

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617035459

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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¡Viva la historieta! critically examines the participation of Mexican comic books in the continuing debate over the character and consequences of globalization in Mexico. The focus of the book is on graphic narratives produced by and for Mexicans in the period following the 1994 implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), an economic accord that institutionalized the free-market vision of relationships among the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Eight chapters cover a broad range of contemporary Mexican comics, including works of propaganda, romance and adventure, graphic novels, a corporate "brand" series, didactic single-issue books, and a superhero parody series. Each chapter offers an examination of the ways in which specific comics or comic book series represent Mexico's national identity, the U.S.'s influence, and globalization's effects on technology and economics since the passage of NAFTA. Through careful attention to how recent Mexican comics portray a changing nation, author Bruce Campbell reveals a contentious range of perspectives on the problems and promises of globalization. At the same time, Campbell argues that the contrasting views of globalization that circulate widely in Mexican historietas reflect a still unsettled relationship between Mexico and its superpower neighbor.
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Cities of the World

World Regional Urban Development

Author: Stanley D. Brunn,Jack Francis Williams,Donald J. Zeigler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847698981

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

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The only text to offer a regional survey of world urban development, this third edition has been fully revised and updated to include new chapter authors, new cities and regions, and an expanded art program. Focusing on the eleven major culture realms of the world, the volume examines each region's urban history, economy, and culture and society, and offers engaging case studies of major representative cities. Introductory and concluding chapters frame the regional discussion by summarizing world urban history and by looking to the future of urban development. Maps, graphs, tables, photos, color satellite images, recommended readings, web sites, and UN data on major cities offer rich additional resources for students. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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North American Regionalism and Global Spread

Author: I. Hussain,R. Dominguez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137493348

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

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Was the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) designed as a definitive trade agreement, or as a stepping stone? This book reviews NAFTA's performances on trade, investment, intellectual property rights, dispute-settlement, as well as environmental and labor side-agreements within a theoretical construct.
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Reevaluating NAFTA

Theory and Practice

Author: I. Hussain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137297174

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

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Depicting NAFTA to be but a stepping stone rather than final product of regional economic integrative efforts, a chapter-specific 15-year assessment conveys the upsides and downsides of North America's Camelot moment.
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NAFTA handbook

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428953604

Category:

Page: N.A

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Active Voices

Composing a Rhetoric for Social Movements

Author: Sharon McKenzie Stevens,Patricia M. Malesh

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438426437

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 9151

Explores the relationship between social movements and rhetorical theory and practice.
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Women Working the NAFTA Food Chain

Women, Food and Globalization

Author: Deborah Barndt

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 189454935X

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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This collection of compelling and original research makes connections in Canada, the US and Mexico among women who work in fast-food restaurants, supermarkets and agricultural production. The fourteen chapters take a critical look at how the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has affected these women's working and living conditions, sharpening our understanding of how the workplace has been restructured in order to fulfill consumer demands for tomatoes, exotic flowers and fruits, as well as fast-food burgers and fries. Food activists in Latin America, the US and Canada propose alternatives to counteract the oppressive conditions of free trade and globalization.
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Handbook of the Economics of International Migration

Author: Barry Chiswick,Paul Miller

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 044463388X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1702

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The economic literature on international migration interests policymakers as well as academics throughout the social sciences. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe and analyze scholarship created since the inception of serious attention began in the late 1970s. This literature appears in the general economics journals, in various field journals in economics (especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor market and human resource issues), in interdisciplinary immigration journals, and in papers by economists published in journals associated with history, sociology, political science, demography, and linguistics, among others. Covers a range of topics from labor market outcomes and fiscal consequences to the effects of international migration on the level and distribution of income – and everything in between. Encompasses a wide range of topics related to migration and is multidisciplinary in some aspects, which is crucial on the topic of migration Appeals to a large community of scholars interested in this topic and for whom no overviews or summaries exist
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