The Politics of Dependency

US Reliance on Mexican Oil and Farm Labor
Author: Martha Menchaca
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477309993
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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The United States and Mexico trade many commodities, the most important of which are indispensable sources of energy—crude oil and agricultural labor. Mexican oil and workers provide cheap and reliable energy for the United States, while US petro dollars and agricultural jobs supply much-needed income for the Mexican economy. Mexico’s economic dependence on the United States is well-known, but The Politics of Dependency makes a compelling case that the United States is also economically dependent on Mexico. Expanding dependency theory beyond the traditional premise that weak countries are dominated by powerful ones, Martha Menchaca investigates how the United States and Mexico have developed an asymmetrical codependency that disproportionally benefits the United States. In particular, she analyzes how US foreign policy was designed to enable the US government to help shape the development of Mexico’s oil industry, as well as how migration from Mexico to the United States has been regulated by the US Congress to ensure that American farmers have sufficient labor. This unprecedented dual study of energy sectors that are usually examined in isolation reveals the extent to which the United States has become economically dependent on Mexico, even as it remains the dominant partner in the relationship. It also exposes the long-term effects of the agricultural policies of NAFTA, which led to the unemployment of millions of agricultural workers in Mexico, a large percentage of whom relocated to the United States.

Dialectical Imaginaries

Materialist Approaches to U.S. Latino/a Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism
Author: Marcial Gonzalez,Carlos Gallego
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472124110
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
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Dialectical Imaginaries brings together essays that analyze the effects of class conflict and capitalist ideology on contemporary works of U.S. Latino/a literature. The editors argue that recent global events have compelled contemporary scholars to reexamine traditional interpretive models that center on identity politics and an ethics of multiculturalism. The volume seeks to demonstrate that materialist methodologies have a greater critical reach than other methods, and that Latino/a literary criticism should be more attuned to interpretive approaches that draw on Marxism and other globalizing social theories. The contributors analyze a wide range of literary works in fiction, poetry, drama, and memoir by writers including Rudolfo Anaya, Gloria Anzaldúa, Daniel Borzutzky, Angie Cruz, Sergio de la Pava, Mónica de la Torre, Sergio Elizondo, Juan Felipe Herrera, Rolando Hinojosa, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Óscar Martínez, Cherríe Moraga, Urayoán Noel, Emma Pérez, Pedro Pietri, Miguel Piñero, Ernesto Quiñónez, Ronald Ruiz, Hector Tobar, Rodrigo Toscano, Alfredo Véa, Helena María Viramontes, and others.

Transnational Corporations versus the State

The Political Economy of the Mexican Auto Industry
Author: Douglas C. Bennett,Kenneth E. Sharpe
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400857805
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 316
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The historical-structural method employed here rejects analyses that are excessively voluntaristic or deterministic. The authors show that while the state was able to mitigate certain adverse consequences of TNC strategies, new forms of dependency continued to limit Mexico's options. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Recovering History, Constructing Race

The Indian, Black, and White Roots of Mexican Americans
Author: Martha Menchaca
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292778481
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
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The history of Mexican Americans is a history of the intermingling of races—Indian, White, and Black. This racial history underlies a legacy of racial discrimination against Mexican Americans and their Mexican ancestors that stretches from the Spanish conquest to current battles over ending affirmative action and other assistance programs for ethnic minorities. Asserting the centrality of race in Mexican American history, Martha Menchaca here offers the first interpretive racial history of Mexican Americans, focusing on racial foundations and race relations from prehispanic times to the present. Menchaca uses the concept of racialization to describe the process through which Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. authorities constructed racial status hierarchies that marginalized Mexicans of color and restricted their rights of land ownership. She traces this process from the Spanish colonial period and the introduction of slavery through racial laws affecting Mexican Americans into the late twentieth-century. This re-viewing of familiar history through the lens of race recovers Blacks as important historical actors, links Indians and the mission system in the Southwest to the Mexican American present, and reveals the legal and illegal means by which Mexican Americans lost their land grants.

Energy abstracts for policy analysis


Author: Holifield National Laboratory,United States. Energy Research and Development Administration. Technical Information Center,United States. Dept. of Energy. Technical Information Center
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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NACLA Report on the Americas


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Latin America
Page: N.A
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Mexico

Why a Few are Rich and the People Poor
Author: Ramón Eduardo Ruiz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520262352
Category: Social Science
Page: 287
View: 710
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"Professor Ramon Eduardo Ruiz has dedicated his career to unlocking the historical reasons for the rebelliousness of Mexican society and its failures to achieve great goals behind those bursts of collective energy and idealism. This book is a culmination of rigorous scholarship and a moral commitment to confronting all aspects of the Mexican people. There is also an element of hope in these pages that Mexico will become a prosperous, just and viable society."--Lorenzo Meyer, El Colegio de Mexico "In "Mexico," Ramon Eduardo Ruiz brings a lifetime of study and a passionate love of his subject to bear on the most vexing puzzle any historian of Mexico can confront: Why should a country so rich in potential remain perennially mired in poverty, corruption, and injustice? This is a bold, angry, and absolutely indispensable book."--Timothy J. Henderson, author of "The Mexican Wars for Independence "

Maquiladoras

A Select Annotated Bibliography and Critical Commentary on the United States-Mexico Border Industry Program
Author: Devon Gerardo Peña
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Industrial policy
Page: 150
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The USA and The World 2013


Author: David M. Keithly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475805047
Category: History
Page: 282
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USA and the World endeavors to describe not only what happened, but to put events in the context of the past and to criticize policy actions as appropriate. The result goes deeper than most of what appears in current publications.

Contested Powers

The Politics of Energy and Development in Latin America
Author: John-Andrew McNeish,Axel Borchgrevink,Owen Logan
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1783600950
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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In the global North the commoditization of creativity and knowledge under the banner of a creative economy is being posed as the post-industrial answer to dependency on labour and natural resources. Not only does it promise a more stable and sustainable future, but an economy focused on intellectual property is more environmentally friendly, so it is suggested. Contested Powers argues that the fixes being offered by this model are bluffs; development as witnessed in Latin American energy politics and governance remains hindered by a global division of labour and nature that puts the capacity for technological advancement in private hands. The authors call for a multi-layered understanding of sovereignty, arguing that it holds the key to undermining rigid accounts of the relationship between carbon and democracy, energy and development, and energy and political expression. Furthermore, a critical focus on energy politics is crucial to wider debates on development and sustainability. Contested Powers is essential reading for those wondering how energy resources are converted into political power and why we still value the energy we take from our surroundings more than the means of its extraction.

Latin American Politics

A Historical Bibliography
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Amérique latine - Politique et gouvernement - 1830-1948 - Périodiques - Index
Page: 290
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Bulletin of the Public Affairs Information Service

Annual Cumulation
Author: Public Affairs Information Service
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economics
Page: N.A
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Historical Abstracts

Twentieth century abstracts, 1914-2000
Author: Eric H. Boehm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History, Modern
Page: N.A
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Modernization and Stagnation

Latin American Agriculture Into the 1990s
Author: Michael J. Twomey,Ann Helwege
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 270
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This volume is a compilation of essays on the current status of agricultural progress in Latin America and evaluates its prospects into the 1990s. The authors, all experts on Latin American affairs, examine how economic and political changes over the past two decades, both regional and worldwide, have impacted agricultural development within the region. Present trends in growth are discerned and detailed data presented in an effort to define the major obstacles to agricultural stability within the region and to propose new strategies to successfully meet the current challenge within this rapidly changing area of the world.

Why Nations Fail

The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson
Publisher: Crown Books
ISBN: 0307719227
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 529
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An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.

Attitudes to genetic engineering

Japanese and international comparisons
Author: Darryl Raymund Johnson Macer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780908897025
Category: Bioethics
Page: 326
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Memory, Community and Activism

Mexican Migration and Labor in the Pacific Northwest
Author: Jerry García,Gilberto García
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 335
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Memory, Community, and Activismis the first book-length study to critically examine the Mexican experience in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Many books deal with Chicano history, but few ever attempt to interpret or analyze it beyond the confines of the American Southwest. Eleven essays by leading scholars on the Mexican experience in the Northwest shed new light on immigration/migration, the Bracero program, the Catholic Church, race and race relations, Mexican culture, unionization, and Chicana feminism. This collection analyzes the Mexican experience from the early twentieth century to the present.

International Trade Reporter


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign trade regulation
Page: N.A
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The Oil Curse

How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations
Author: Michael Ross
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691145458
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 289
View: 9518
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Analyzes data from 170 countries to conclude that oil-producing countries in the developing world are worse off economically and socially than countries without oil, explores the causes of the problem, and suggests some solutions.