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Home Browse Books Book details, Fragmented Lives, Assembled Parts: Culture . As in the wake of other conquests, there were many different trends and counter-trends with respect to the acceptance and rejection of what the conquerors offered as a new and superior way of lif. .CIUDAD JUÁREZ, CHIHUAHUA, Mexico, founded in 1659 and with a current population of approximately . million people, is both the oldest colonial settlement along the .
Cover: Fragmented Lives, Assembled Parts. Chapter 3. The Problem of Color in Mexico and on the . Fragmented Lives, Assembled Parts. This is a print-on-demand title. Part II. Culture, Class, and Gender in ry Ciudad Juárez. Chapter 4. Maquiladoras, Gender, and Culture Change.
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Published August 1, 2008 by University of Texas Press.
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Although used clothing is a restricted import in Mexico, it is sold everywhere in urban markets. For that economic conquest inspired . writers to create a 'culture of empire' that legitimated American dominance by portraying Mexicans and Mexican immigrants as childlike 'peons' in need of foreign tutelage, incapable of modernizing without Americanizing, that is, submitting to the control of .
Winner, Southwest Book Award, Border Regional Library Association, 2008Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists Book Award, 2009
Established in 1659 as Misión de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de los Mansos del Paso del Norte, Ciudad Juárez is the oldest colonial settlement on the U.S.-Mexico border-and one of the largest industrialized border cities in the world. Since the days of its founding, Juárez has been marked by different forms of conquest and the quest for wealth as an elaborate matrix of gender, class, and ethnic hierarchies struggled for dominance. Juxtaposing the early Spanish invasions of the region with the arrival of late-twentieth-century industrial "conquistadors," Fragmented Lives, Assembled Parts documents the consequences of imperial history through in-depth ethnographic studies of working-class factory life.
By comparing the social and human consequences of recent globalism with the region's pioneer era, Alejandro Lugo demonstrates the ways in which class mobilization is itself constantly being "unmade" at both the international and personal levels for border workers. Both an inside account of maquiladora practices and a rich social history, this is an interdisciplinary survey of the legacies, tropes, economic systems, and gender-based inequalities reflected in a unique cultural landscape. Through a framework of theoretical conceptualizations applied to a range of facets—from multiracial "mestizo" populations to the notions of border "crossings" and "inspections," as well as the recent brutal killings of working-class women in Ciudad Juárez—Fragmented Lives, Assembled Parts provides a critical understanding of the effect of transnational corporations on contemporary Mexico, calling for official recognition of the desperate need for improved working and living conditions within this community.
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