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For We Are Sold, I and My People Women and Industry in Mexico's Frontier

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ISBN-10: 0873957180

ISBN-13: 9780873957182

Edition: N/A

Authors: Maria P. Fernandez-Kelly

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On the basis of systematic research and personal experience, For We Are Sold, I and My People uncovers some of the social costs of modern production. Maria Patricia Fernandez-Kelly peels off the labels--"Made in Taiwan," "Assembled in Mexico"--and the trade names--RCA, Sony, General Motors, United Technologies, General Electric, Mattel, Chrysler, American Hospital Supply--to reveal the hidden human dimensions of present-day multinational manufacturing procedures.Focusing on Cuidad Juarez, located at the United States-Mexican border, Fernandez-Kelly examines the reality of maquiladoras, the hundreds of assembly plants that since the 1960s have been used by the Mexican government as part of…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 6/30/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 239
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Border Industrialization Program
The Maquila Women: Characteristics of the Work Force in Ciudad Ju�rez's Assembly Plants
Maquiladoras and the International Division of Labor
Offshore Production and Local Labor Markets in the International Context
Maquiladoras: the View from Inside
Maquiladoras and Cultural Change in Ciudad Ju�rez
Maquiladora Work and Household Organization: an Ethnographic Account
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index