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Lusk / Staudt / Moya

Social Justice in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

2012. Buch. xii, 288 S. Bibliographien. Hardcover

Springer. ISBN 9789400741492

Format (B x L): 15,5 x 23,5 cm

Gewicht: 613 g

In englischer Sprache

Produktbeschreibung

The U.S.-Mexico Border Region is among the poorest geographical areas in the United States. The region has been long characterized by dual development, poor infrastructure, weak schools, health disparities and low-wage employment. More recently, the region has been affected by the violence associated with a drug and crime war in Mexico. The premise of this book is that the U.S.-Mexico Border Region is subject to systematic oppression and that the so-called social pathologies that we see in the region are by-products of social and economic injustice in the form of labor exploitation, environmental racism, immigration militarism, institutional sexism and discrimination, health inequities, a political economy based on low-wage labor, and the globalization of labor and capital. The chapters address a variety of examples of injustice in the areas of environment, health disparity, migration unemployment, citizenship, women and gender violence, mental health, and drug violence. The book proposes a pathway to development.

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