Women Working the NAFTA Food Chain Women, Food and Globalization

ISBN-10: 189454935X
ISBN-13: 9781894549356
Edition: 2004
Authors: Deborah Barndt
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Description: This collection of compelling and original research makes connections in Canada, the US and Mexico among women who work in fast-food restaurants, supermarkets and agricultural production. The fourteen chapters take a critical look at how the North  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Canadian Scholars
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This collection of compelling and original research makes connections in Canada, the US and Mexico among women who work in fast-food restaurants, supermarkets and agricultural production. The fourteen chapters take a critical look at how the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has affected these women's working and living conditions, sharpening our understanding of how the workplace has been restructured in order to fulfil consumer demands for tomatoes, exotic flowers and fruits, as well as fast-food burgers and fries. Food activists in Latin America, the US and Canada propose alternatives to counteract the oppressive conditions of free trade and globalisation.

Deborah Barndt is Associate Dean of Environmental Studies at York University. She is a popular educator and photographer and for over 25 years has worked with social justice movements in Canada, the U.S., and Central America. Her photographs have been published and exhibited widely

"Perhaps The World Ends Here"
Introduction: In the Belly of the Beast: A Moveable Feast
The Bigger Picture: Gender and Global Restructuring
Remaking "Traditions": How We Eat, What We Eat and the Changing Political Economy of Food
Whose "Choice"? "Flexible" Women Workers in the Tomato Food Chain
Serving the McCustomer: Fast Food Is Not about Food
Women Workers in the Food System: Stories from Mexico to Canada
The "Poisoning" of Indigenous Migrant Women Workers and Children: From Deadly Colonialism to Toxic Globalization
Mexican Women on the Move: Migrant Workers in Mexico and Canada
"From Where Have All the Flowers Come?" Women Workers in Mexico's Non-Traditional Markets
Putting the Pieces Together: Tennessee Women Find the Global Economy in Their Own Backyards
Serving Up Service: Fast-Food and Office Women Workers Doing It with A Smile
Not Quite What They Bargained For: Female Labour in Canadian Supermarkets
Sings of Hope: Women Creating Food Alternatives
Putting Food First: Women's Role in Creating a Grassroots System outside the Marketplace
Grassroots Responses to Globalization: Mexican Rural and Urban Women's Collective Alternatives
Women as Organizers: Building Confidence and Community through Food
A Day in the Life of Maria: Women, Food, Ecology and the Will to Live
A Different Tomato: Creating Vernacular Foodscapes
Glossary
Organizations
Contributors' Notes
Royalties Dedication, Photo Credits

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