Free trade? : informal economies at the U.S.-Mexico border

Kathleen Staudt

In the aspiring global cities of Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, people generate income and develop their housing informally on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Staudt analyzes women and men in low-and middle-income neighborhoods in the core and in the old and new peripheries of two cities that straddle an international border. Residents counter national and international influences to build shelter and incomes, albeit meager. But the political machinery of both the U.S. and Mexico constrains the ability of these quintessential free traders to build political communities and organize around self-sufficient work and housing in visible ways. Experiences at the border, along a central gateway for capital, job, and labor movements, offer insights to readers as the globalized economy spreads and engulfs the heartlands of both the U.S. and Mexico. People's everyday victories in countering petty regulations can counter or feed the grand global hegemonies. Author note: Kathleen Staudt is Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas, El Paso. She is the author or editor of "Political Science and Feminisms: Integration or Transformation" (with William Weaver), "Managing Development and Women", "International Development and Politics: The Bureaucratic Mire, first and second editions". (Temple).

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In the aspiring global cities of Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, people generate income and develop their housing informally on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Staudt analyzes women and men in low-and middle-income neighborhoods in the core and in the old and new peripheries of two cities that straddle an international border. Residents counter national and international influences to build shelter and incomes, albeit meager. But the political machinery of both the U.S. and Mexico constrains the ability of these quintessential free traders to build political communities and organize around self-sufficient work and housing in visible ways. Experiences at the border, along a central gateway for capital, job, and labor movements, offer insights to readers as the globalized economy spreads and engulfs the heartlands of both the U.S. and Mexico. People's everyday victories in countering petty regulations can counter or feed the grand global hegemonies. Author note: Kathleen Staudt is Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas, El Paso. She is the author or editor of "Political Science and Feminisms: Integration or Transformation" (with William Weaver), "Managing Development and Women", "International Development and Politics: The Bureaucratic Mire, first and second editions". (Temple).

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[目次]

  • List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Culture, Politics, and Informal Economies at the U.S.-Mexico Border 2. Gazing at Space: Borders, Institutions, Informality, and Political Community 3. Contextualizing a Border City: Juarez-El Paso 4. Finding and Making Work Within and Across Borders: The Informal Underbelly at the Border 5. Moving Within and Across Borders for Land and Shelter 6. Getting Public Services: Reflections on Political Community in the Urban Peripheries 7. Engaging Political Community: Surveillance, Public Accountability, and Seeds across the Border 8. Moving from the Border to the Mainstream: Concluding Implications Notes Index

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  • List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Culture, Politics, and Informal Economies at the U.S.-Mexico Border 2. Gazing at Space: Borders, Institutions, Informality, and Political Community 3. Contextualizing a Border City: Juarez-El Paso 4. Finding and Making Work Within and Across Borders: The Informal Underbelly at the Border 5. Moving Within and Across Borders for Land and Shelter 6. Getting Public Services: Reflections on Political Community in the Urban Peripheries 7. Engaging Political Community: Surveillance, Public Accountability, and Seeds across the Border 8. Moving from the Border to the Mainstream: Concluding Implications Notes Index

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書名 Free trade? : informal economies at the U.S.-Mexico border
著作者等 Staudt, Kathleen A.
Staudt Kathleen
出版元 Temple University Press
刊行年月 1998
ページ数 xii, 211 p., [8] p. of plates
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 1566395682
1566395674
NCID BA35495934
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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