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Work and Health in Export Industries at National Borders

CATALINA A. DENMAN, LEONOR CEDILLO, and SIOBÁN D. HARLOW

in Global Inequalities at Work: Work's Impact on the Health of Individuals, Families, and Societies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150865
eISBN:
9780199865222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150865.003.010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Export processing zones have been used around the world as a popular neoliberal economic liberalization strategy intended to enhance the position of developing countries in the world market in an era ... More


The North-South Encuentros

Rosemary Hennessy

in Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647583
eISBN:
9781452948454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647583.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the political horizons put forward in a series of encounters, or encuentros, between maquiladora workers and indigenous communities in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas. These ... More


Reinvention, 1982–1989

Myra Strober and John Donahoe

in Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034388
eISBN:
9780262332095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034388.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter begins with Sam telling me he wants to leave our marriage and my trying to understand the reasons for our divorce and cope with its overwhelming pain. I begin dating and meet someone new, ... More


Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

Rosemary Hennessy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647583
eISBN:
9781452948454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647583.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The history of the maquiladoras has been punctuated by workers’ organized resistance to abysmal working and living conditions. Over years of involvement in such movements, this book’s author was ... More


City of Emergencies

Alex M. Nading

in Mosquito Trails: "Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282612
eISBN:
9780520958562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282612.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Ciudad Sandino, which was founded after the 1972 earthquake that destroyed central Managua, is known to many residents as a “city of emergencies.” In this chapter, I trace the city’s development ... More


Labor Organizing in Mexico’s Entangled Economies

Rosemary Hennessy

in Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647583
eISBN:
9781452948454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647583.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces readers to the maquiladoras of Mexico and some of the earliest labor uprisings in the factories. It also tells the story of neoliberal capitalism in Mexico as a political ... More


Bearing Witness

Rosemary Hennessy

in Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647583
eISBN:
9781452948454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647583.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In this chapter, the author explores what it means to bear witness within the context of labor organizing in the maquiladoras of Mexico. She considers the practice of bearing witness as a way to name ... More


Open Secrets

Rosemary Hennessy

in Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647583
eISBN:
9781452948454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647583.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the concept of the open secret as an ideological mechanism for the circulation of narrow ways of knowing and not knowing, at times formulated as sexual identity. Focusing on ... More


The Value of a Second Skin

Rosemary Hennessy

in Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647583
eISBN:
9781452948454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647583.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the affect-culture that adheres to feminized sexual identities and their calculation in the value form. It discusses social identity as a second skin that gets folded into the ... More


Love in the Common

Rosemary Hennessy

in Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647583
eISBN:
9781452948454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647583.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the question of love in relation to the politics of bearing witness for the commons. More specifically, it considers some of the implications of the standpoints of witnessing by ... More


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