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Urbani izziv Volume 23, No. supplement, July 2012 : S11–S21

DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2012-23-supplement-2-001

 

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Author

Rocío Rosales Ortega

Department of Sociology, Metropolitan Autonomous University-Iztapalapa, México
rro@xanum.uam.mx

 

Title

Urban-Rural Relations in the Central Region of Mexico: A Viewpoint from Tlaxcala

 

Abstract

During the 90’s there was an important expansion of outsourcing industries all around the country and particularly on central region of Mexico, which enhanced an industrial diffusion that transformed the relation between rural an urban areas of the region. Labor and social practices around the textile industry on the region and particularly on the Tlaxcala state, enhanced the organization of a complex local-global network that was built on the context of the Nafta Agreement. Now a day, the local-global network around the textile industry has fall down due to the growing Chinese textile goods on the local and national market. The answer to this economic change has generated a wide range of changes among the different social actors that participated on the local-global network created by de textile industry during the golden years of the Nafta Agreement. Our research analyze the experience and strategies of a group of families from Tlaxcala, organized around the mixture of agricultural, manufacturing and service activities in order to reorganize the economic activities of their localities.

 

Key Words

industrial diffusion, family economic organization and industrial-rural relations

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

Urbanistični inštitut RS
Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
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Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

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