Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1996

Publication Title

Culture and Agriculture

Volume

18

Abstract

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.

Issue

3

First Page

98

Last Page

109

ISSN

1556-486X

Comments

This is an accepted manuscript version of an article published in Culture and Agriculture . Full citation of the final, published version is: Chollett, Donna. 1996. Culture, Ideology, and Community: The Dynamics of Accommodation and Resistance to Transformations in the Mexican Sugar Sector. Culture and Agriculture, Peter Singelmann, Ed. 18(3):98-109.

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