Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor by Rosemary Hennessy

By Rosemary Hennessy

The historical past of the maquiladoras has been punctuated by way of employees’ equipped resistance to abysmal operating and dwelling stipulations. Over years of involvement in such pursuits, Rosemary Hennessy was once struck by way of an elusive yet major function of those struggles: the level to which organizing is pushed through attachments of love and antagonism, trust, betrayal, and identification.

What accurately is the “affective” size of organizing for justice? Are impacts and feelings a similar? and the way can their price be calculated? Fires at the Border takes up those questions of work and neighborhood organizing—its “affect-culture”—on Mexico’s northern border from the early Seventies to the current day. via those campaigns, Hennessy illuminates the attachments and identifications that encourage humans to behave on behalf of each other and that bind them to a typical reason. The book’s unsettling, even jarring, narratives collect empirical and ethnographic accounts—of particular campaigns, the untold tales of homosexual and lesbian organizers, love and utopian longing—in live performance with materialist theories of impact and the severe reliable feel of Mexican organizers.

Teasing out the combination of affect-culture in fiscal kin and cultural tactics, Hennessy offers facts that sexuality and gender as powerful impact attractors are included within the harvesting of surplus hard work. whilst, employees’ tales make sure that the capacities for bonding and affective attachment, faraway from being fullyyt on the carrier of capital, are on the very middle of social events dedicated to maintaining life.

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