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The Resource Fragmented lives, assembled parts : culture, capitalism, and conquest at the U.S.-Mexico border, Alejandro Lugo

Fragmented lives, assembled parts : culture, capitalism, and conquest at the U.S.-Mexico border, Alejandro Lugo

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Fragmented lives, assembled parts : culture, capitalism, and conquest at the U.S.-Mexico border
Title
Fragmented lives, assembled parts
Title remainder
culture, capitalism, and conquest at the U.S.-Mexico border
Statement of responsibility
Alejandro Lugo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Established in 1659 as Misión de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de los Mansos del Paso del Norte, Ciudad Juárez is the oldest colonial settlement on the U.S.-Mexico border-and one of the largest industrialized border cities in the world. Since the days of its founding, Juárez has been marked by different forms of conquest and the quest for wealth as an elaborate matrix of gender, class, and ethnic hierarchies struggled for dominance. Juxtaposing the early Spanish invasions of the region with the arrival of late-twentieth-century industrial "conquistadors," Fragmented Lives, Assembled Parts documents the consequences of imperial history through ethnographic studies of working-class factory life. By comparing the social and human consequences of recent globalism with the region's pioneer era, Alejandro Lugo demonstrates the ways in which class mobilization is itself constantly being "unmade" at both the international and personal levels for border workers. Both an inside account of maquiladora practices and a social history, this is an interdisciplinary survey of the legacies, tropes, economic systems, and gender-based inequalities reflected in a unique cultural landscape. Through a framework of theoretical conceptualizations applied to a range of facets--from multiracial "mestizo" populations to the notions of border "crossings" and "inspections," as well as the recent brutal killings of working-class women in Ciudad Juárez--Fragmented Lives, Assembled Parts provides an understanding of the effect of transnational corporations on contemporary Mexico, calling for official recognition of the desperate need for improved working and living conditions within this community. --From publisher's description
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
QE2
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lugo, Alejandro
Dewey number
331.700972/16
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HD8039.O332
LC item number
M61584 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Offshore assembly industry
  • Ciudad Juárez (Mexico)
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Offshore assembly industry
  • Social conditions
  • Mexico
  • Arbeitnehmer
  • Maquiladora
  • Soziale Situation
  • Grenzgebiet
  • Sozialgeschichte
  • Kolonialismus
  • Humankapital
  • Elektronikindustrie
  • Bekleidungsindustrie
  • Kraftfahrzeugindustrie
  • Geschlechterverhältnis
  • Soziale Klasse
  • Ciudad Juárez
  • USA
  • Mexiko
Label
Fragmented lives, assembled parts : culture, capitalism, and conquest at the U.S.-Mexico border, Alejandro Lugo
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-301) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sixteenth-century conquests (1521-1598) and their postcolonial border legacies -- The invention of borderlands geography : what do Aztlán and Tenochtitlán have to do with Ciudad Juárez/Paso del Norte? -- The problem of color in Mexico and on the U.S.-Mexico border : precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial subjectivities -- Culture, class, and gender in late twentieth-century Ciudad Juárez -- Maquiladoras, gender, and culture change -- The political economy of tropes, culture, and masculinity inside an electronics factory -- Border inspections : inspecting the working-class life of maquiladora workers on the U.S-Mexico border -- Culture, class, and union politics : the daily struggle for chairs inside a sewing factory in the larger context of the working day -- Women, men, and "gender" in feminist anthropology : lessons from northern Mexico's maquiladoras -- Alternating imaginings -- Reimagining culture and power against late industrial capitalism and other forms of conquest through border theory and analysis
Control code
471130697
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 323 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292794207
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt8w999
  • 37148ed7-3a80-48de-8001-d2f237cc6f8f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)471130697
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Fragmented lives, assembled parts : culture, capitalism, and conquest at the U.S.-Mexico border, Alejandro Lugo
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-301) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sixteenth-century conquests (1521-1598) and their postcolonial border legacies -- The invention of borderlands geography : what do Aztlán and Tenochtitlán have to do with Ciudad Juárez/Paso del Norte? -- The problem of color in Mexico and on the U.S.-Mexico border : precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial subjectivities -- Culture, class, and gender in late twentieth-century Ciudad Juárez -- Maquiladoras, gender, and culture change -- The political economy of tropes, culture, and masculinity inside an electronics factory -- Border inspections : inspecting the working-class life of maquiladora workers on the U.S-Mexico border -- Culture, class, and union politics : the daily struggle for chairs inside a sewing factory in the larger context of the working day -- Women, men, and "gender" in feminist anthropology : lessons from northern Mexico's maquiladoras -- Alternating imaginings -- Reimagining culture and power against late industrial capitalism and other forms of conquest through border theory and analysis
Control code
471130697
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 323 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292794207
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt8w999
  • 37148ed7-3a80-48de-8001-d2f237cc6f8f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)471130697
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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