American Sociological Association

Consuming Mexican Labor: From the Bracero Program to NAFTA

That, historically, capital accumulation has required a supply of cheap, flexible labor is one of the most well-documented and widely accepted empirical findings in social science. That, historically, capital accumulation has been predicated on a supply of cheap, flexible, and mobile labor is less commonly recognized, but perhaps only because labor migration has not received the generous attention afforded to fertility and mortality as demographic aspects of structural social change. Consuming Mexican Labor is a vigorous and refreshing attempt to bring labor migration back in to the study of contemporary social change.

Authors

Matthew R. Sanderson

Volume

42

Issue

6

Starting Page

866

Ending Page

867