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Mexican women in American factories : free trade and exploitation on the border

Author: Carolyn Tuttle
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Prior to the millennium, economists and policy makers argued that free trade between the United States and Mexico would benefit both Americans and Mexicans. They believed that NAFTA would be a "win-win" proposition that would offer U.S. companies new markets for their products and Mexicans the hope of living in a more developed country with the modern conveniences of wealthier nations. Blending rigorous economic and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Tuttle
ISBN: 9780292739130 0292739133 9780292739147 0292739141
OCLC Number: 767974460
Description: xvi, 235 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: American factories in Mexico --
The border city of Nogales --
House to house: the method of analysis --
The history of the maquila industry --
Are the maquilas sweatshops? --
Liberation or exploitation of women workers? --
Fancy factories and dilapidated dwellings.
Responsibility: by Carolyn Tuttle.

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Drawing on a rich data set of interviews with over 600 women maquila workers, this path finding book offers the first rigorous economic and sociological analysis of the impact of NAFTA and its  Read more...

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This meticulous study is an indictment not only of outsourcing and maquiladoras as sweatshops, but of the entire premise of free trade as a win-win proposition for all concerned. Summing Up: Highly Read more...

 
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