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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


The Materiality of Affect

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/9780816647583.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the question of affect-culture—that is, the “affective” dimension of maquiladora workers’ labor and community organizing for justice—in relation to some of the theories of ... 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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