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Market Versus SocietyNeoliberal Agrarian Policies and Its Effects: Labour Flexibility and Regimentation in Mexico’s Export Agricultural Industry

Market Versus Society: Neoliberal Agrarian Policies and Its Effects: Labour Flexibility and... [This chapter examines the production of fresh produce in northern Mexico for consumer markets in the United States and its impact on farmworkers in Baja California. While labour flexibility is at the heart of the global fresh-produce industry, work has become increasingly standardized and regimented to enhance workers’ productivity. The result is a labour regime characterized by heightening discipline and labor control. Five elements of this production regime, namely indoor agriculture, piece-rate system, the merging of harvest and packing, the use of good agricultural practices (GAP), and time as a mechanism for labor control are described. Together, the author contends, these components have led to the quantitative and qualitative intensification of the work process for farm laborers, which he terms regimented flexibility.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Market Versus SocietyNeoliberal Agrarian Policies and Its Effects: Labour Flexibility and Regimentation in Mexico’s Export Agricultural Industry

Editors: Spyridakis, Manos
Market Versus Society — Mar 8, 2018

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
ISBN
978-3-319-74188-8
Pages
247 –266
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74189-5_14
Publisher site
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Abstract

[This chapter examines the production of fresh produce in northern Mexico for consumer markets in the United States and its impact on farmworkers in Baja California. While labour flexibility is at the heart of the global fresh-produce industry, work has become increasingly standardized and regimented to enhance workers’ productivity. The result is a labour regime characterized by heightening discipline and labor control. Five elements of this production regime, namely indoor agriculture, piece-rate system, the merging of harvest and packing, the use of good agricultural practices (GAP), and time as a mechanism for labor control are described. Together, the author contends, these components have led to the quantitative and qualitative intensification of the work process for farm laborers, which he terms regimented flexibility.]

Published: Mar 8, 2018

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