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Description: Illuminating the dark side of economic globalization, this book gives a rare insider's view of the migrant farmworkers' binational circuit that stretches from the west central Mexico countryside to central California. Over the course of ten years, Ann Aurelia Loacute;pez conducted a series of intimate interviews with farmworkers and their families along the migrant circuit. She deftly weaves their voices together with up-to-date research to portray a world hidden from most Americans--a world of inescapable poverty that has worsened considerably since NAFTA was implemented in 1994. In fact, today it has become nearly impossible for rural communities in Mexico to continue to farm the land sustainably, leaving few survival options except the perilous border crossing to the United States. The Farmworkers' Journey brings together for the first time the many facets of this issue into a comprehensive and accessible narrative: how corporate agribusiness operates, how binational institutions and laws promote the subjugation of Mexican farmworkers, how migration affects family life, how genetically modified corn strains pouring into Mexico from the United States are affecting farmers, how migrants face exploitation from employers, and more. A must-read for all Americans, The Farmworkers' Journey traces the human consequences of our policy decisions.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/5/2007
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|The Farmworkers' Journey|
|Mexico's Historical Farming Practices|
|Aspects of Mexico's Agricultural Political Economy|
|Migration Northward to Central California|
|California's Corporate Agribusiness|
|Farmworkers in Central California's Corporate Agribusiness|
|An Impoverished, Endangered, and Overworked People in the Land of Plenty|
|Farmworker Household Survival in Central California|
|Meanwhile, Back on the Farm|
|Transnational Corporations and the U.S. Legacy in West-Central Mexico|
|Endangered Mexican Farmers|
|Institutional Oppression in the West-Central Mexico Countryside|
|Toward an Enlightened Perception of California's Mexican Agricultural Immigrants|
|Agrochemical Inventories and Classifications|
|The Universal Declaration of Human Rights|