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Young migrants in the borderlands: femicide in Cd. Juárez and the state discourse and initiatives on female working class, brown citizens in the border.
Unformatted Document Text:  7 Bourdieu to focus on both interpersonal relationships and on systemic patterns of social organization. For Bourdieu (1988), embodied culture, as the product of collective human action shapes and constrains social existence. In pursuit of their own goals, social actors engage in social practices which contribute to the maintenance of existing culture and reproduce it as a collective pattern of preferences and tastes. In doing so they reproduce existing relationships of power and inequality in a struggle for resources during which cultural meaning is contested and culture is constantly changing yet works to favor dominant interests (Bourdieu, 1988). In order to contextualize the violence against women that is taking place in Cd. Juárez, I will present a brief overview of the maquiladora industry and some of its effects in the social construction of working-class women. The maquiladora industry in Cd. Juárez and the globalization of labor. The current economic globalization characterized mainly by capital flows and technological advances requires new economic policies and production systems that have serious repercussions for the national economies. Developing countries have undergone drastic structural adjustment policies aimed to balance budgets and increase competitiveness through trade and price liberalization. Some of the structural adjustments include reduction of the public-sector wage bill and growth of the private sector, privatization of social services, encouragement of foreign investment, and the production of goods and services for export ("tradables") for which "flexible" labor markets are, supposedly, a necessary condition for efficient markets.

Authors: Chew, Martha. and Prieto, Leonel.
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Bourdieu to focus on both interpersonal relationships and on systemic patterns of social
organization.
For Bourdieu (1988), embodied culture, as the product of collective human action
shapes and constrains social existence. In pursuit of their own goals, social actors
engage in social practices which contribute to the maintenance of existing culture and
reproduce it as a collective pattern of preferences and tastes. In doing so they reproduce
existing relationships of power and inequality in a struggle for resources during which
cultural meaning is contested and culture is constantly changing yet works to favor
dominant interests (Bourdieu, 1988).
In order to contextualize the violence against women that is taking place in Cd.
Juárez, I will present a brief overview of the maquiladora industry and some of its
effects in the social construction of working-class women.
The maquiladora industry in Cd. Juárez and the globalization of labor.
The current economic globalization characterized mainly by capital flows and
technological advances requires new economic policies and production systems that
have serious repercussions for the national economies. Developing countries have
undergone drastic structural adjustment policies aimed to balance budgets and increase
competitiveness through trade and price liberalization. Some of the structural
adjustments include reduction of the public-sector wage bill and growth of the private
sector, privatization of social services, encouragement of foreign investment, and the
production of goods and services for export ("tradables") for which "flexible" labor
markets are, supposedly, a necessary condition for efficient markets.


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