This is the first sustained discussion of methodological issues in economic geography in the last twenty years. It comprises an extended discussion of qualitative and ethnographic methods; an assessment of quantitative and numerical methods; an examination of post-structuralist and feminist methodologies; an overview of case-study approaches; and an inquiry into the relation between economic geography and other disciplines. With short, accessible, and engaging chapters, this is a critical assessment of qualitative and quantitative methods in economic geography.

‘El Otro Lado’ and Transnational Ethnographies

‘El Otro Lado’ and Transnational Ethnographies

‘El otro lado’ and transnational ethnographies
Altha J.Cravey

My research seeks to understand the daily lives of workers who are swept up in globalization processes. I am currently focusing on Mexican workers who surreptitiously cross over to earn a living in the US, or as it is known in Mexico, el otro lado (the other side). Estimates reveal that one of every five working-age Mexicans has moved to the US for employment and the southeastern US has become a significant new destination. I have also documented the daily lives of Mexican workers in the maquila export sector in northern Mexico. While these maquila workers do not cross international borders, maquila factories rely on massive investments that do cross borders in a ...

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