Patriarchy on the Line: Labor, Gender, and Ideology in the Mexican Maquila Industry

Labor, Gender and Ideology in the Mexican Maquila Industry
 
 
Temple University Press,U.S.
  • erschienen am 29. Juni 1994
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 260 Seiten
978-1-56639-196-2 (ISBN)
 
In the Mexican maquiladora industry, the string of US export-processing subsidiaries on the Mexican side of the border, women constitute the majority of workers. This comprehensive study of the maquilas in Mexicali, the capital of Baja California, analyzes the roles of these women workers and dispels the myth that they are docile and downtrodden.
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  • Englisch
  • Philadelphia PA
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
37 tables, 5 figures
  • Höhe: 227 mm
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  • Breite: 153 mm
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  • Dicke: 18 mm
  • 381 gr
978-1-56639-196-2 (9781566391962)
1566391962 (1566391962)
Susan Tiano is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of New Mexico. She is coeditor of "Women on the U.S. Mexico Border: Responses to Change" (with Vicki Ruiz).
Figures and Tables Acknowledgments 1. Studying Women Workers in Export Industries 2. The Maquila Industry in Global Perspective 3. Women and the New International Division of Labor 4. Women, Employment, and Ideology in Northern Mexico 5. Fertility, Selective Recruitment, and the "Ideal" Worker 6. The Temporary Worker Image: Labor-Force Histories of Maquila and Service Workers 7. Women's Domestic Roles and Employment Histories 8. Wages, Benefits, and Employment Alternatives for Women: The "Maquila-Grade" Labor Shortage 9. Job Satisfaction and Labor Turnover 10. Acquiescence, Alienation, Accommodation, and Resistance: Maquila Employment and Women's Consciousness 11. Labor, Gender, and Ideology in the Maquila Industry Abbreviations Notes References Index
"Tiano concludes that working-class families do consider it acceptable for women to work outside the house; it gives them more input in family decisions, but men remain in the labor force in different occupations. The 'outward appearance of docility' covers women's methods of adapting. Tiano suggests that in the future, these women may strike for higher wages or leave the assembly plants and seek other employment."--The Hispanic American Historical Review "Susan Tiano employs extensive field work in Mexicali's maquiladoras as a case study of the roles that women play within the evolving international division of labor."--BorderLines ""Tiano concludes that working-class families do consider it acceptable for women to work outside the house; it gives them more input in family decisions, but men remain in the labor force in different occupations. The 'outward appearance of docility' covers women's methods of adapting. Tiano suggests that in the future, these women may strike for higher wages or leave the assembly plants and seek other employment."" "The Hispanic American Historical Review"" ""Susan Tiano employs extensive field work in Mexicali's maquiladoras as a case study of the roles that women play within the evolving international division of labor."" "BorderLines""

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