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On the eve of the most significant trade agreement in recent Mexico-U.S. history, Judith Adler Hellman, a leading authority on Mexican politics, went into the homes and workplaces of a variety of Mexicans, from rich industrialists to poor street vendors. In bringing us their stories, Hellman puts a human face on the political and economic transformation currently under way in this rapidly changing country, and puts in context the rage and frustration that is feeding the current rebellion in the Mexican state of Chiapas.

The Mexicans interviewed in this remarkable book share their views on an array of subjects, including pollution, the political elite, corruption, economics, and the migrant experience in the United States. Some seek collective solutions to the challenges they face; others, for a variety of interesting reasons, have no involvement with any group beyond their immediate or extended family, and rely for their well-being only on themselves and their kin.

Here we meet a small subsistence farmer, eager to break into the more profitable gourmet fruit and vegetable export market; a very wealthy family pondering how best to position its company to profit from NAFTA; and a former housewife turned union organizer, who must figure out what to do with her life savings: underwrite her son’s migration to the United States, put down a payment on a new house with running water, or buy an industrial sewing machine with which to start her own business.

These personal portraits, combined with Hellman’s concise and engaging presentation of recent Mexican economic and political history, make this essential reading for those concerned about Mexico and the growing global economy.

Synopsis:

A moving and insightful look into the daily struggles of a cross-section of Mexicans.

About the Author

Judith Adler Hellman is a professor of social and political science at York University, Toronto. She is the author of Mexican Lives and The World of Mexican Migrants: The Rock and the Hard Place, both published by The New Press, as well as Mexico in Crisis and Journeys Among Women: Feminism in Five Italian Cities. Hellman’s fieldwork and writing on Mexico date back to the 1960s, when she first interviewed peasants in the countryside and social movement activists in the cities. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565841789
Author:
Hellman, Judith Adler
Publisher:
New Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Case studies
Subject:
Mexico Economic conditions 1994-
Subject:
Mexico Social conditions 1970-
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
AH-706
Publication Date:
19950531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 in 12.5 oz

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
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History and Social Science » Latin America » Mexico
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