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The Resource Fires on the border : the passionate politics of labor organizing on the Mexican frontera, Rosemary Hennessy

Fires on the border : the passionate politics of labor organizing on the Mexican frontera, Rosemary Hennessy

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Fires on the border : the passionate politics of labor organizing on the Mexican frontera
Title
Fires on the border
Title remainder
the passionate politics of labor organizing on the Mexican frontera
Statement of responsibility
Rosemary Hennessy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The history of the maquiladoras has been punctuated by workers' organized resistance to abysmal working and living conditions. Over years of involvement in such movements, Rosemary Hennessy was struck by an elusive but significant feature of these struggles: the extent to which organizing is driven by attachments of affection and antagonism, belief, betrayal, and identification. What precisely is the "affective" dimension of organizing for justice? Are affects and emotions the same? And how can their value be calculated? Fires on the Border takes up these questions of labor and community organizing--its "affect-culture"--on Mexico's northern border from the early 1970s to the present day. Through these campaigns, Hennessy illuminates the attachments and identifications that motivate people to act on behalf of one another and that bind them to a common cause. The book's unsettling, even jarring, narratives bring together empirical and ethnographic accounts--of specific campaigns, the untold stories of gay and lesbian organizers, love and utopian longing--in concert with materialist theories of affect and the critical good sense of Mexican organizers. Teasing out the integration of affect-culture in economic relations and cultural processes, Hennessy provides evidence that sexuality and gender as strong affect attractors are incorporated in the harvesting of surplus labor. At the same time, workers' testimonies confirm that the capacities for bonding and affective attachment, far from being entirely at the service of capital, are at the very heart of social movements devoted to sustaining life."--
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Hennessy, Rosemary
Dewey number
331.89/1209721
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6534.O33
LC item number
H46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Offshore assembly industry
  • Labor unions
  • Women offshore assembly industry workers
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor
  • HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico
  • Labor unions
  • Offshore assembly industry
  • Women offshore assembly industry workers
  • North America
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Fires on the border : the passionate politics of labor organizing on the Mexican frontera, Rosemary Hennessy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History, affect, representation: Labor organizing in Mexico's entangled economies ; The materiality of affect ; Bearing witness -- Sex, labor, movement: Open secrets ; The value of a second skin ; Feeling bodies, jeans, justice ; The north-south encuentros -- The utopian question: Love in the common
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 301 pages
Isbn
9780816679621
Isbn Type
(pb : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013030706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn841495205
  • (OCoLC)841495205
Label
Fires on the border : the passionate politics of labor organizing on the Mexican frontera, Rosemary Hennessy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History, affect, representation: Labor organizing in Mexico's entangled economies ; The materiality of affect ; Bearing witness -- Sex, labor, movement: Open secrets ; The value of a second skin ; Feeling bodies, jeans, justice ; The north-south encuentros -- The utopian question: Love in the common
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 301 pages
Isbn
9780816679621
Isbn Type
(pb : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013030706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn841495205
  • (OCoLC)841495205

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