Tomorrow We're All Going to the Harvest: Temporary Foreign Worker Programs and Neoliberal Political Economy

Tomorrow We're All Going to the Harvest: Temporary Foreign Worker Programs and Neoliberal Political Economy

by Leigh Binford


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292756885
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 11/01/2013
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Leigh Binford is Chair of the Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department of the College of Staten Island, CUNY. He is the author of The El Mozote Massacre: Anthropology and Human Rights, co-edited Landscapes of Struggle: Politics, Community, and the Nation-State in Twentieth-Century El Salvador and Zapotec Struggles, and co-authored Obliging Need: Rural Petty Industry in Modern Mexican Capitalism.

Table of Contents

  • List of Maps, Figures, and Tables
  • List of Acronyms
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Contract Labor Migration in Theory and Practice
  • Chapter 1: Agricultural Crisis, Migration, and Contract Labor: Tlaxcala, Mexico, and Ontario, Canada
  • Chapter 2: The Dual Process of Constructing Mexican Contract Workers
  • Chapter 3: “Tomorrow We’re All Going to the Harvest”: Case Studies of Contract Labor Migration
  • Chapter 4: Interrogating Racialized Global Labor Supply: Caribbean and Mexican Workers in Canada’s SAWP (by Kerry Preibisch and Leigh Binford)
  • Chapter 5: The Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and Mexican Development
  • Chapter 6: The Political Economy of Contract Labor in Neoliberal North America: Cheap Labor and Organized Labor
  • Chapter 7: Globalization and Temporary Migrants: Post-National Citizens, Realpolitik, and Disposable Labor Power
  • Appendix: The SAWP: Saving the Family Farm or Feeding Corporate Enterprise?
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

What People are Saying About This

David Griffith

Fresh information. . . . A clear and highly readable argument [that] does a good job of covering virtually all the issues surrounding guest worker programs. Readers of this work will be impressed not only with this breadth but with the human detail Binford dons on each of these issues, giving them flesh and blood.
David Griffith, Professor of Anthropology and Senior Scientist, Institute for Coastal Science and Policy, East Carolina University

Steve Striffler

There is no study of these programs that even comes close to Binford's book in terms of the amazing level of research. . . . It is well written, compelling and richly told, and above all it is really model scholarship. . . . This is not simply the best book on temporary foreign worker programs, but it speaks to larger issues of immigration, agriculture, and neoliberalism.
Steve Striffler, Doris Zemurray Stone Chair in Latin American Studies and Professor of Anthropology and Geography, University of New Orleans

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