This book offers a more critical understanding of the economic, social, and political dimensions of Salinismo. It also offers a synthetic assessment of the specific implications of neoliberalism and transnationalization for rural society in Mexico.
1. Introduction: Structural Adjustment, Neoliberalism and the Mexican Countryside 2. On Audacity and Social Polarization: An Assessment of Rural Policy Under Salinas 3. Social Life and the Practices of Power: The Limits of Neocardenismo and the Limits of the PRI 4. The Transnationalization of Regional Societies: Capital, Class and International Migration 5. A Rush Through the Closing Door? The Impact of Simpson-Rodino on Two Rural Communities 6. The Family United and Divided: Migration, Domestic Life and Gender Relations 7. American Dreams and Nightmares: The Fractured Social Worlds of an Empire in Decadence 8. Neoliberalism and Transnationalization: Assessing the Contradictions