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screen capture, Beautiful Flowers of the Maquiladora. Translations from Latin America Series by Norma Iglesias Prieto, Henry Selby, Michael Stone (Translator).  Papberback - 128 pages, 1st univer edition (November 1997) Univ of Texas Pr; ISBN: 0292738692; Dimension (in inches) 0.72 x 9.03 x 6.08, Other editions: Hardcover.  Reviews.  Published originally as La flor mas bella de la maquiladora, this book is based on interviews the author conducted with more than fifty Mexican women who work in the assembly plants along the U.S.-Mexico border.  A descriptive analytic study conducted in the 1970s, the book uses compelling testimonials to detail the struggles these women face.

Although the book was published in 1997, a closer inspection of the book review reveals that the research was actually conducted in the late 1970s.

screen capture, review of "Beautiful Flowers of the Maquiladora".  Underlined in red is the phrase, "a descriptive analytic study conducted in the late 1970s".

This volume would be useful for historical background on your research question and allow for comparisons to be made with conditions in maquiladoras today. If they have remained the same, that would mean not much progress has been made for women workers despite the attention and efforts of various organizations and researchers.

Although this concept is explored in great depth in the WHY tutorial, one should also question the purpose of this site. If you have already done the WHY section, you should know the answer to the question below. If not, look at the URL and make an educated guess.

What is the purpose of this site?



One final question: the only way to obtain this book is to order it from this website. True or false?


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