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Beautiful Flowers of the Maquiladora: Life Histories of Women Workers in Tijuana (Institute of Latin American Studies)

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Published originally as La flor mas bella de la maquiladora, this beautifully written book is based on interviews the author conducted with more than fifty Mexican women who work in the assembly plants along the U.S.-Mexico border. A descriptive analytic study conducted in the late 1970s, the book uses compelling testimonials to detail the struggles these women face.

The experiences of women in maquiladoras are attracting increasing attention from scholars, especially in the context of ongoing Mexican migration to the country's northern frontier and in light of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This book is among the earliest accounts of the physical and psychological toll exacted from the women who labor in these plants. Iglesias Prieto captures the idioms of these working women so that they emerge as dynamic individuals, young and articulate personalities, inexorably engaged in the daily struggle to change the fundamental conditions of their exploitation.

Synopsis:

Published originally as La flor mas bella de la maquiladora, this beautifully written book is based on interviews the author conducted with more than fifty Mexican women who work in the assembly plants along the U.S.-Mexico border. A descriptive analytic study conducted in the late 1970s, the book uses compelling testimonials to detail the struggles these women face. The experiences of women in maquiladoras are attracting increasing attention from scholars, especially in the context of ongoing Mexican migration to the country's northern frontier and in light of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This book is among the earliest accounts of the physical and psychological toll exacted from the women who labor in these plants. Iglesias Prieto captures the idioms of these working women so that they emerge as dynamic individuals, young and articulate personalities, inexorably engaged in the daily struggle to change the fundamental conditions of their exploitation.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [107]-110) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292738690
Translator:
Stone, Michael
Translator:
Winkler Gabrielle
Translator:
Stone, Michael
Translator:
Winkler, Gabrielle
Author:
Prieto, Norma Iglesias
Author:
Winkler Gabrielle
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Women & Business
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Women offshore assembly industry workers
Subject:
Women -- Mexico -- Tijuana (Baja California Norte) -- Economic conditions.
Subject:
Maquiladoras
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Women -- Employment -- Mexico.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
UNIV OF TEXAS P
Series:
Institute of Latin American Studies
Series Volume:
no. 6750
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
143
Dimensions:
9.16x6.04x.35 in. .55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Published originally as La flor mas bella de la maquiladora, this beautifully written book is based on interviews the author conducted with more than fifty Mexican women who work in the assembly plants along the U.S.-Mexico border. A descriptive analytic study conducted in the late 1970s, the book uses compelling testimonials to detail the struggles these women face. The experiences of women in maquiladoras are attracting increasing attention from scholars, especially in the context of ongoing Mexican migration to the country's northern frontier and in light of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This book is among the earliest accounts of the physical and psychological toll exacted from the women who labor in these plants. Iglesias Prieto captures the idioms of these working women so that they emerge as dynamic individuals, young and articulate personalities, inexorably engaged in the daily struggle to change the fundamental conditions of their exploitation.
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