Culture and Agriculture
Neoliberalism has provoked profound and diverse consequences for rural Mexico, escalating the agricultural crisis for producers and workers in various sectors. Against this context, recent improvements in the sugar sector raise interesting questions about its relative economic success under the neoliberal paradigm. This article contrasts two cane zones--one that experienced economic recovery and another affected by abandonment of the sugar mill--to argue that in the interstices of modernizing neoliberalism, cane growers and mill workers who were subjected to politics of exclusion struggle to ensure the survival of their culture, community, and economic livelihood.
Chollett, Donna, "Culture, Ideology, and Community: The Dynamics of Accommodation and Resistance to Restructuring of the Mexican Sugar Sector" (1996). Anthropology Publications. 5.