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Free trade? : informal economies at the U.S.-Mexico border

Author: Kathleen A Staudt
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the aspiring global cities of Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, people generate income and develop their housing informally on both sides of the US-Mexico border. This book analyzes women and men in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen A Staudt
ISBN: 1566395674 9781566395670 1566395682 9781566395687
OCLC Number: 36648818
Description: xii, 211 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: culture, politics, and informal economies at the U.S.-Mexican border --
Gazing at space: borders, institutions, informality, and political community --
Contextualizing a border global city: Juárez-El Paso --
Finding and making work within and across borders: the informal underbelly at the border --
Moving within and across borders for land and shelter --
Getting public services: reflections on political community in the urban peripheries --
Engaging political community: surveillance, public accountability, and seeds across the border --
Moving from the border to the mainstream: conclusions and implications.
Responsibility: Kathleen Staudt.

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