Download PDF by Teresa Healy: Gendered struggles against globalisation in Mexico

By Teresa Healy

ISBN-10: 0754637018

ISBN-13: 9780754637011

Teresa Healy the following examines resistance inside Mexican society in the course of a interval of sustained situation on the nearby and nationwide point, in addition to on the point of worldwide order. She analyzes how operating type males equipped to struggle for the popularity in their citizenship rights, how they defended these rights while confronted with repression and fiscal restructuring and the way they contested the phrases of globalization because it wrested from them their masculine identification of 'worker-fathers'. Healy additionally demonstrates how those males battled employers and masculinized political strength at each point in the country to take care of their livelihoods and face up to the feminization in their paintings and their very own identities. those have been gendered struggles opposed to globalizations as they have been skilled and conducted by means of males. the quantity uncovers the boundaries and chances of operating category women and men in remodeling the stipulations within which they dwell and paintings, and highlights the variety and wealthy political heritage of social hobbies in Mexico.

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Labour was seen as a potential ally of the nationalist opposition that had been marginalised by large capital and the landed interests of the Carranza government (Barboso Cano 1980, 13). When Álvaro Obregón became president in 1921, the government took the labour movement into its governing coalition. The pact also resulted in the formation of the Partido Laborista Mexicana (PLM), the party of Obregón and the powerful President Plutarco Calles throughout the 1920s (Carr 1976). The CROM, a long way away from the anarcho-syndicalist tradition of earlier labour movements, adopted a highly pragmatic approach to politics.

If management was the cause, then it was obliged to comply with the petitions of the workers and pay lost wages (Fuentes 1994, 116–17). By means of the Federal Labour Law, the executive of the federal government remained in control over union representation. As a highly centralised political system built on the hierarchy of groups of men developing alliances and exerting power over other men and women, caudillismo was institutionalised in the law and infused the regulation of labour relations in Mexico.

He was an internationalist in the tradition of those industrialists who argued that the US would secure international stability only through export of a productive system not by diplomatic means, nor by war. He advocated free trade and industrial development in Mexico: We mustn’t go down there with a rifle. We must go down there with the plow, the shovel and the shop. If we could put the Mexican peon to work, treating him fairly and showing him the advantage which is sure to come from working fairly and treating his employers fairly the Mexican problem would disappear from the continent as steam fades from the windowpane.

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