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Author Mize, Ronald L., 1970-

Title Consuming Mexican labor : from the Bracero Program to NAFTA / Ronald L. Mize and Alicia C.S. Swords

Publ Info Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  E184.M5 M59 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  E184.M5 M59 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  E184.M5 M59 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xlii, 294 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-272) and index
Contents Establishing connections -- The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 -- Operation wetback, 1954 -- Mounting resistance -- Farmworker Civil Rights Movement / El Movimiento Campesino -- Organized labor and Mexican Labor Organization -- Backlash and retrenchment (1980s-1990s) -- Regions -- Mexican labor in Aztlán -- Mexican labor in the heartland -- Mexican labor in the hinterlands -- Mexican labor en la Frontera -- Mexican labor in Mexico : the impact of NAFTA from Chiapas to Turismo -- Mexican labor in Canada : from temporary workers to precarious labor
Note "The history of Mexican labor migration to the United States, from the Bracero Program (1942-1964) to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), suggests that Mexicans have been actively encouraged to migrate northward when labor markets are in short supply, only to be turned back during economic downturns. Mize and Swords dissect the social relations that define how corporations, consumers, and states involve Mexican immigrant laborers in the politics of production and consumption. This is a look at the role that Mexican immigrants play in the North American economy."--pub. desc
LC subject Foreign workers, Mexican -- United States
Mexicans -- Employment -- United States
Mexicans -- United States -- Social conditions
Mexicans -- Civil rights -- United States
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
Mexico -- Emigration and immigration
Add Author Swords, Alicia C. S., 1974-
ISBN 9781442601574 (pbk.)
1442601574 (pbk.)
9781442601581 (bound)
1442601582 (bound)