Ethnographic approach to understanding the social effects of several profit-generating industries in Mexican border cities: drug trafficking, sex work, and the maquiladora industry. Emphasis on Mexico's relationship to the United States and how the implementation of neoliberal economic policies have profoundly circumscribed the way that people in Mexico earn a living and fulfill gendered kinship obligations.
Satisfies a requirement in the Latin American Studies major and interdisciplinary minor.
Satisfies a requirement in the Anthropology major and minor.
Satisfies a requirement in the Gender & Sexuality Studies major and minor.
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.
Fulfills the Justice, Equality, and Community Requirement.