UNIV OF MINNESOTA PR: May 2014
Mangos, Chiles, and Truckers
illuminates how local groups and individuals engage the global world and capitalism in creative ways. Robert Alvarez analyzes how the produce and trucking industries in Mexico affect the organization of work, community, and social space for miles on either side of the international border. Taking an ethnographic approach, Alvarez focuses on the impact transnational economic policies like NAFTA have had on growers of mangos and chiles in Mexico, those who transport the produce across the U.S.-Mexico border, and the immigrant communities receiving these goods ... View More...