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

Petsa

2009

May-akda

Leigh Binford

Buod

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

Dami

30

Numero

3

Page numbers

503-517

Kalakip

Connections

Pang-ekonomiyang sektor

Agriculture and horticulture workers

Mga Uri ng Nilalaman

Policy analysis, Dokumentado kaso ng pang-aabuso, and Statistics on work and life conditions

Target na mga grupo

Mananaliksik, Mga unyon, and NGO / komunidad group / network ng pagkakaisa

Geographical kaugnayan

Ontario, México, and National relevance

Spheres ng aktibidad

Human Resource Management and Socioligie

Wika

Ingles