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Ciudad de la memoria y ciudad del olvido : Changes in the Everyday Life of Tijuana's Working Class Under Neoliberalism 1964-2014

  • Author(s): Gutiérrez, Daniel Alejandro Magaña
  • et al.
Abstract

This work seeks to examine changes in the everyday life of Tijuana's working class under neoliberalism. To do so, the text first examines the everyday life of the working class prior to neoliberalism, investigating everyday life through interviews and literature, and contextualizing these accounts in spatial, social, and economic developments. Following such, the everyday life of the working class under neoliberalism is investigated by conducting interviews, analyzing literature, and participant observation, again contextualizing along similar fields. Tijuana's population boom and urban development are attributed to the wide-scale disenfranchisement that was the result of neoliberal restructuring. Caught in a global production network, the everyday life of working-class people in Tijuana is largely determined by such globality. Informality, social abandonment, and criminality are the result of actual existing neoliberalism

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