For We are Sold, I and My People: Women and Industry in Mexico's Frontier / Edition 1

For We are Sold, I and My People: Women and Industry in Mexico's Frontier / Edition 1

by Maria P. Fernandez-Kelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873957180

ISBN-13: 9780873957182

Pub. Date: 06/30/1984

Publisher: State University of New York Press

On the basis of systematic research and personal experience, For We Are Sold, I and My People uncovers some of the social costs of modern production. Maria Patricia Fernandez-Kelly peels off the labels—"Made in Taiwan," "Assembled in Mexico"—and the trade names—RCA, Sony, General Motors, United Technologies, General Electric, Mattel, Chrysler,

Overview

On the basis of systematic research and personal experience, For We Are Sold, I and My People uncovers some of the social costs of modern production. Maria Patricia Fernandez-Kelly peels off the labels—"Made in Taiwan," "Assembled in Mexico"—and the trade names—RCA, Sony, General Motors, United Technologies, General Electric, Mattel, Chrysler, American Hospital Supply—to reveal the hidden human dimensions of present-day multinational manufacturing procedures.

Focusing on Cuidad Juarez, located at the United States-Mexican border, Fernandez-Kelly examines the reality of maquiladoras, the hundreds of assembly plants that since the 1960s have been used by the Mexican government as part of its development strategy. Most maquiladoras function as subsidiaries of large U.S.-based corporations and a majority of the employees are women. Drawing from current knowledge in political economy and anthropology, this study focuses on one common denominator of the international division of labor—a growing proletariat of Third World women exploited by what some experts are calling "the global assembly line."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873957182
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
06/30/1984
Series:
SUNY series in the Anthropology of Work Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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