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Format: Book Author: Altha J. Cravey
Educational Level: Trade Publication Year: 19980000



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The emergence of global assembly plants is closely linked to the creation of a global female industrial labor force. Women and Work in Mexico’s Maquiladoras examines this larger process in Mexico, where–despite a century of industrialization and a tradition of well-paid, highly organized, male workers–the maquiladora factories have turned to predominantly female labor. Exploring this dramatic shift, this book convincingly demonstrates how gender restructuring in workplaces and households has become a crucial element in the reorientation of Mexican development. The author compares Mexico’s new industrial system with its historical antecedent and documents federal policy changes that have resulted in distinct patterns of gender, unionization, household form, and social welfare. Rich in ethnographic detail, the book uses the voices of workers themselves to provide an intimate look at how daily lives have been transformed–in ways that could not have been foreseen–by the national and international processes shaping the country’s industrial transition.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0847688860
ISBN-13 9780847688869

Key Details
Author Altha J. Cravey
Number Of Pages 192 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 1998-11-05
Language English
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication Year 19980000

Additional Details
Copyright Date 1998
Illustrated Yes

Weight 9 Oz
Height 0.4 In.
Width 5.8 In.
Length 9 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LCCN 98-036864
LC Classification Number HD6073.O332M4954
Dewey Decimal 331.4/87/0972
Dewey Edition 21

Reviews A significant contribution to the literature on industrialization, social reproduction, and households. Altha Cravey rightly places gender in strategic considerations of these areas. With its rich field research and creative, spatially developed research design, this book is highly recommended for courses on the sociology of development, of gender, and of international studies., Accessible to upper-division undergraduates and up., Altha Cravey broadens the scope of analysis concerning gender and industrial transformations. Cravey’s analysis moves beyond the shop floor to include the organization of production and, especially, social reproduction in different industrial regions. Thus this book incorporates far more than the title suggests., Altha Cravey’s book manages to provide some new insights into the relationships between different industrial production regimes, the state, and changes in social relations and reproduction., The book is useful in showing that Mexico had a fully constituted industrial system before maquiladoras developed and that workers in the new system have lost a great deal in the transition., This is a great book. Easy to read, it provides a fascinating account of how changes in industrial structure brought about by Mexico’s shift from a state-led industrialization to one led by market forces and guided by neo-liberal principles are bringing with them changes in family structure, living arrangements, and processes of social reproduction as the old ‘male-wage-earning-nuclear-family’ as ideal is gradually being replaced by new patterns of household formation. As an intellectual contribution to the literature on gender, development, and labor, Altha Cravey’s Women and Work in Mexico’s Maquiladoras is a first-rate book that deserves to be read widely.

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