Paper $23.99 ISBN: 9781551640907 Published October 1998 N/F/S Canada, Ireland & United Kingdom
Cloth $52.99 ISBN: 9781551640914 Published May 1997 N/F/S Canada, Ireland & United Kingdom

Desert Capitalism: What are the Maquiladoras?

What are the Maquiladoras?

Kathryn Kopinak

Desert Capitalism: What are the Maquiladoras?

Kathryn Kopinak

Distributed for Black Rose Books

Foreword by Bruce Allen
256 pages | 5.5 x 8.5
Paper $23.99 ISBN: 9781551640907 Published October 1998 N/F/S Canada, Ireland & United Kingdom
Cloth $52.99 ISBN: 9781551640914 Published May 1997 N/F/S Canada, Ireland & United Kingdom
Contents
Table of Contents Forward to the Canadian Edition by Bruce Allen Chapter One: Thirty Years of Mexican Maquiladoras~Dualism or Heterogeneity in Maquiladoras/ Chapter Two: Implications of Economic Restructuring for Regional Development ~NAFTA’s Effect on the Western Industrial Corridor ~The Nogales, Sonora, Area as a Research Site ~Why Study Transport-Equipment Maquiladoras? /Chapter Three: Constructing the Nogales Maquiladora Labour Market in the Eighties ~Managers’ Perceptions of Labour Shortage ~Crisis as Myth ~The Nogales Labour Market ~The Search for Maquiladora Labour ~Is the Labour Market a Free Market? ~Job Incentives as Indicators of Social and Economic Disadvantage ~Gender Segmentation in the Labour Market ~Conclusion /Chapter Four: On the Home Front: Workers, Households and Community ~Nogales-Area Maquila Workers: A Demographic Profile ~Workers at Home ~Migration and Maquiladoras ~Housing and Living Conditions ~Conclusions /Chapter Five: Technology and the Organization of Work ~The Cost-Ineffectiveness of Advanced Technology ~Dual Technology ~De-skilling—or Downward Job Classification? ~Worker’s Acquisition of Skilled Jobs through Specialization ~The Importance of Extended Work Hours ~Conclusion /Chapter Six: Worker’s Reactions to Wages and Working Conditions ~How the Mexican Government Has Depressed Wages ~Working Smarter, Working Longer, or Collecting Coupons? ~Worker Benefits as Indirect Wages ~Ways to Increase Worker Satisfaction ~Unions’ Failure to Represent Nogales-Area Maquila Workers ~Turnover ~Conclusion /Chapter 7: Heterogeneous Maquila Development and Corridor Intégration in Crisis ~The Advance of Desert Capitalism ~The Immediate Effects of NAFTA and the 1994-95 Crisis ~Notes ~Bibliography ~Index
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