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Author Kopinak, Kathryn
Title Desert capitalism : maquiladoras in North America's western industrial corridor / Kathryn Kopinak
Imprint Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c1996
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HD9734.M42 K67 1996    AVAILABLE    30610020009122
Descript xvi, 232 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Thirty years of Mexican maquiladoras -- Dualism or heterogeneity in maquiladoras -- 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? -- Constructing the Nogales labor market in the eighties -- Managers' perceptions of labor shortage -- Crisis as myth -- The Nogales labor market -- The search for maquiladora labor -- Is the labor market a free market? -- Job incentives as indicators of social and economic disadvantage -- Gender segmentation in the labor market -- 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 -- 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 -- Workers' reactions to wages and working conditions -- How the Mexican government has depressed wages -- Working smarter, working longer, or collection coupons? --Worker benefits as indirect wages -- Ways to increase worker satisfaction -- Unions' failure to represent Nogales-area maquila workers -- Turnover -- Heterogeneous maquila development and corridor integration in crisis -- The advance of desert capitalism -- The immediate effects of NAFTA and the 1994-95 crisis
Subject Offshore assembly industry -- Mexico
Offshore assembly industry -- Employees -- Mexico
Mexico -- Social conditions -- 1970-
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