The Politics of Dependency: US Reliance on Mexican Oil and Farm Labor

The Politics of Dependency: US Reliance on Mexican Oil and Farm Labor

by Martha Menchaca


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477309995
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,026,724
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Martha Menchaca is a professor of anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. Her previous books include Naturalizing Mexican Immigrants: A Texas History, which received the 2013 Book Award from the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies and was honored as an Outstanding Academic Book by Choice magazine.

Table of Contents

  • List of Tables
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. From Dependency to Codependency
  • Chapter 2. The Politics of Oil and National Security: The Beginning
  • Chapter 3. US Dependency on Mexican Farm Labor: The Development of a Structure
  • Chapter 4. Asymmetrical Codependency following Crisis Periods
  • Chapter 5. Mexico Reopens the Oil Industry to US Investors
  • Conclusion. Asymmetrical Codependency: A Functional Capitalist Relationship
  • Appendix A. Pemex Assessment of Mexico’s Proven Crude Oil Reserves, 1976 to 2014
  • Appendix B. Pemex: Total Crude Oil Reserve Estimates, 2003 to 2014
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

What People are Saying About This

Juan Gómez-Quinones

"A significant contribution on a topic of great importance. That Martha Menchaca weaves together transnational energy resources and transborder labor transfer is remarkable. Her evenhanded analysis of asymmetrical relations contributes to economic and political discourses related to both countries and both sets of leaders."

Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez

"Contributes strongly to our understanding of the long-term relationship of economic asymmetry between the United States and Mexico and its detrimental impacts on generations of Mexicans."

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