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Fires on the border : the passionate politics of labor organizing on the Mexican frontera

Author: Rosemary Hennessy
Publisher: Minneapolis ; London : Univ Of Minnesota Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The history of the maquiladoras has been punctuated by workers' organized resistance to abysmal working and living conditions. Over years of involvement in such movements, Rosemary Hennessy was struck by an elusive but significant feature of these struggles: the extent to which organizing is driven by attachments of affection and antagonism, belief, betrayal, and identification. What precisely is the "affective"  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Hennessy
ISBN: 9780816647583 0816647585 9780816679621 0816679622
OCLC Number: 841495205
Description: xxvi, 301 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: History, affect, representation: Labor organizing in Mexico's entangled economies ; The materiality of affect ; Bearing witness --
Sex, labor, movement: Open secrets ; The value of a second skin ; Feeling bodies, jeans, justice ; The north-south encuentros --
The utopian question: Love in the common.
Responsibility: Rosemary Hennessy.

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