By Carolina Bank Munoz
This booklet appears on the turn facet of globalization: How does a firm from the worldwide South behave in a different way whilst it additionally produces within the worldwide North? A Mexican tortilla corporation, "Tortimundo," has creation amenities inside of 100 miles of one another, yet on various aspects of the U.S.-Mexico border. the employees on the factories produce an identical product with an analogous know-how, yet have considerably various paintings realities. This "global manufacturing facility" supplies Carolina financial institution Muñoz an awesome chance to bare how administration regimes and corporate coverage on either side of the border follow diverse recommendations to take advantage of their respective workforces' vulnerabilities.
The author's in-depth ethnographic fieldwork exhibits that the U.S. manufacturing unit is characterised by means of an "immigration regime" and the Mexican manufacturing facility by way of a "gender regime." within the California manufacturing facility, managers use country coverage and legislation with regards to immigration prestige to pit documented and undocumented employees opposed to one another. Undocumented staff are topic to harsher punishment, night-shift paintings, and reduce pay. within the Baja California manufacturing unit, managers sexually harass women—who make up many of the workforce—and create divisions among gentle- and dark-skinned ladies, forcing them to compete for managerial consciousness, which they comprehend equates with activity defense. In describing and studying the variations in operating stipulations among the 2 vegetation, financial institution Muñoz presents vital new insights into how, in a globalized financial system, managerial thoughts for exertions keep an eye on are decided through the interplay of nation rules and hard work marketplace stipulations with race, gender, and sophistication on the aspect of production.