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The Resource Subsidizing capitalism : brickmakers on the U.S.-Mexican border, Tamar Diana Wilson, (electronic resource)

Subsidizing capitalism : brickmakers on the U.S.-Mexican border, Tamar Diana Wilson, (electronic resource)

Label
Subsidizing capitalism : brickmakers on the U.S.-Mexican border
Title
Subsidizing capitalism
Title remainder
brickmakers on the U.S.-Mexican border
Statement of responsibility
Tamar Diana Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Wilson, Tamar Diana
Dewey number
331.7/6914
LC call number
HD8039.B82
LC item number
M68 2005
Series statement
SUNY series in the anthropology of work
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brickmakers
  • Brickmakers
Summary expansion
In Mexico, self-employed brickmakers support capitalist enterprise by providing bricks to build hotels, factories, office buildings, and shopping malls at low costs based on profit-making principles. Combining Chayanovian and neo-Marxist approaches, Subsidizing Capitalism asserts that the economic activities of these self-employed brickmakers may be considered counterhegemonic because they avoid proletarianization in the formal sector. Tamar Diana Wilson discusses the similarities between peasants and brickmakers, the structural position of garbage pickers in relation to brickmakers, the trajectory from piece worker to petty commodity producer to petty capitalist, the economic value of women's and children's work as part of the family labor force, and how the neopatriarchal household is intrinsic to petty commodity production. Interspersed throughout are short stories and poems that offer the brickmakers' perspectives and provide a rarely seen look into their lives. Book jacket
Label
Subsidizing capitalism : brickmakers on the U.S.-Mexican border, Tamar Diana Wilson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-204) and index
Contents
  • "The ladrillera" -- Approaches to the "informal sector" and to the brickmakers of Mexicali -- Petty commodity producers in the informal sector : the peasant adaptation of the brickmakers in Colonia Popular, Mexicali -- "The old brickmaker, 1993" -- "Invisible" women and children workers on the Mexicali brickyards -- "Mexicali brickmaker's wife" -- Gender considerations among the brickmakers -- "Brickmaker's daughter, brickmaker's wife" -- The heterogeneity of subsidies to the capitalist system : the case of the garbage pickers -- Are the brickmakers counterhegemonic? -- "Don Rafael's desire"
  • "The ladrillera" -- Approaches to the "informal sector" and to the brickmakers of Mexicali -- Petty commodity producers in the informal sector : the peasant adaptation of the brickmakers in Colonia Popular, Mexicali -- "The old brickmaker, 1993" -- "Invisible" women and children workers on the Mexicali brickyards -- "Mexicali brickmaker's wife" -- Gender considerations among the brickmakers -- "Brickmaker's daughter, brickmaker's wife" -- The heterogeneity of subsidies to the capitalist system : the case of the garbage pickers -- Are the brickmakers counterhegemonic? -- "Don Rafael's desire"
  • "The ladrillera" -- Approaches to the "informal sector" and to the brickmakers of Mexicali -- Petty commodity producers in the informal sector : the peasant adaptation of the brickmakers in Colonia Popular, Mexicali -- "The old brickmaker, 1993" -- "Invisible" women and children workers on the Mexicali brickyards -- "Mexicali brickmaker's wife" -- Gender considerations among the brickmakers -- "Brickmaker's daughter, brickmaker's wife" -- The heterogeneity of subsidies to the capitalist system : the case of the garbage pickers -- Are the brickmakers counterhegemonic? -- "Don Rafael's desire"
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000253246
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 213 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780791465073
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004018104
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000253246
Label
Subsidizing capitalism : brickmakers on the U.S.-Mexican border, Tamar Diana Wilson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-204) and index
Contents
  • "The ladrillera" -- Approaches to the "informal sector" and to the brickmakers of Mexicali -- Petty commodity producers in the informal sector : the peasant adaptation of the brickmakers in Colonia Popular, Mexicali -- "The old brickmaker, 1993" -- "Invisible" women and children workers on the Mexicali brickyards -- "Mexicali brickmaker's wife" -- Gender considerations among the brickmakers -- "Brickmaker's daughter, brickmaker's wife" -- The heterogeneity of subsidies to the capitalist system : the case of the garbage pickers -- Are the brickmakers counterhegemonic? -- "Don Rafael's desire"
  • "The ladrillera" -- Approaches to the "informal sector" and to the brickmakers of Mexicali -- Petty commodity producers in the informal sector : the peasant adaptation of the brickmakers in Colonia Popular, Mexicali -- "The old brickmaker, 1993" -- "Invisible" women and children workers on the Mexicali brickyards -- "Mexicali brickmaker's wife" -- Gender considerations among the brickmakers -- "Brickmaker's daughter, brickmaker's wife" -- The heterogeneity of subsidies to the capitalist system : the case of the garbage pickers -- Are the brickmakers counterhegemonic? -- "Don Rafael's desire"
  • "The ladrillera" -- Approaches to the "informal sector" and to the brickmakers of Mexicali -- Petty commodity producers in the informal sector : the peasant adaptation of the brickmakers in Colonia Popular, Mexicali -- "The old brickmaker, 1993" -- "Invisible" women and children workers on the Mexicali brickyards -- "Mexicali brickmaker's wife" -- Gender considerations among the brickmakers -- "Brickmaker's daughter, brickmaker's wife" -- The heterogeneity of subsidies to the capitalist system : the case of the garbage pickers -- Are the brickmakers counterhegemonic? -- "Don Rafael's desire"
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000253246
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 213 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780791465073
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004018104
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000253246

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