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Impression et sauvegarde

Article de journal

From Fields of Power to Fields of Sweat: the dual process of constructing temporary migrant labour in Mexico and Canada

Date

2009

Auteurs

Leigh Binford

Résumé

This article examines the social construction of migrant labour
forces through an analysis of the exterior and interior conditioning in an
agricultural contract labour programme between Mexico and Canada. I argue
that forms of exterior conditioning, especially employers’ point-of-production
control, establishes the context within which migrant workers’ experience
unfolds, for which reason it contributes to their ‘interior conditioning’. But I
argue as well that the result is shaped by workers’ employment of a ‘dual frame
of reference’ through which they gauge Canadian wages and working conditions
the only way they can, which is in relationship to Mexican ones. Given that
neoliberal policies have reduced the options available in Mexico, and diminished
the attractiveness of those that remain, contract labour in Canada presents one
of the few opportunities many poor, rural Mexicans have to acquire the income
necessary for a minimally dignified life. Consequently most workers in this
programme do everything possible to please their employers and continue in the
programme.

Journal title

Third World Quartely

Volume

30

Numéro

3

Page numbers

503-517

Fichiers joints

Liens

Secteurs économiques

Agriculture and horticulture workers

Types de contenu

Policy analysis, Cas d’abus documentés et Statistics on work and life conditions

Groupes cibles

Chercheurs, Syndicats et ONG/groupes communautaires/réseaux de solidarité

Pertinence géographique

Ontario, México et National relevance

Sphères d’activité

Gestion des ressources humaines et Socioligie

Langues

Anglais