×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Farmworkers' Journey / Edition 1
     

Farmworkers' Journey / Edition 1

by Ann Aurelia Lopez
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0520250737

ISBN-13: 2900520250733

Pub. Date: 06/05/2007

Publisher: University of California Press

Illuminating the dark side of economic globalization, this book gives a rare insider's view of the migrant farmworkers' circuit that stretches from the west-central Mexico country-side to central California. Ann Aurelia Lopez deftly weaves the voices of farmworkers and their families together with up-to-date research to portray a world of inescapable poverty hidden

Overview

Illuminating the dark side of economic globalization, this book gives a rare insider's view of the migrant farmworkers' circuit that stretches from the west-central Mexico country-side to central California. Ann Aurelia Lopez deftly weaves the voices of farmworkers and their families together with up-to-date research to portray a world of inescapable poverty hidden from most Americans.

About the Author:
Ann Aurelia Lopez is Research Associate with the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900520250733
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/05/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
361
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xxi
The Farmworkers' Journey     1
Mexico's Historical Farming Practices     11
Aspects of Mexico's Agricultural Political Economy     28
Migration Northward to Central California     43
Immigration Experiences     64
California's Corporate Agribusiness     88
Farmworkers in Central California's Corporate Agribusiness     107
An Impoverished, Endangered, and Overworked People in the Land of Plenty     126
Farmworker Household Survival in Central California     146
Meanwhile, Back on the Farm     166
Transnational Corporations and the U.S. Legacy in West-Central Mexico     189
Endangered Mexican Farmers     215
Institutional Oppression in the West-Central Mexico Countryside     240
Toward an Enlightened Perception of California's Mexican Agricultural Immigrants     257
Epilogue     272
Agrochemical Inventories and Classifications     279
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights     285
References     293
Index     325

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews