James D. Cockcroft
Bio: James D. Cockcroft is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topic(s): Capital accumulation. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publication(s) receiving 81 citation(s).
Topics: Capital accumulation
01 Jan 1990
01 Jan 1998-Economic Geography
TL;DR: The multifaceted consequences of remittances and migration are illustrated, emphasizing positive nonmonetary and social impacts, and the situation in home communities is illustrated.
Abstract: To better understand the positive contributions return migrants and migrant remittances make in Latin American society, this paper offers a reevaluation of existing conceptual frameworks. Previous research dwelt upon the unproductive nature of expenditures and the difficulties facing return migrants as they reintegrate themselves in home communities, among other problems caused by migration. Drawing upon recent feminist scholarship and the growing body of literature focused on the positive aspects of “migradollars” (U.S. dollars returned by migrants) upon home communities, we propose that remittance investments should be analyzed for their progressive and satisficing effects. We focus on the potential range of household strategies for remittance investment, the ways migrant circulation patterns relate to family and household decision making, and the impact of remittances and migration upon community structure. Finally, using ethnographic data from rural Mexico, we illustrate our argument and demon...
20 Feb 2007
TL;DR: Gramsci, Joseph A Buttigieg as discussed by the authors and Gramsci: the moment of hegemony, the power of the powerless, and the global political economy of uneven development.
Abstract: Reading Gramsci, Joseph A ButtigiegAcknowledgementsAbbreviationsList of figures1 Introduction: the North/South question of uneven developmentPART I ENGAGING GRAMSCI2 Historicising Gramsci: situating ideas in and beyond their context 3 State Formation, Passive Revolution and the International System 4 A Return to Gramsci: 'the moment of hegemony'PART II GRAMSCI, WORLD ORDER AND RESISTANCE5 Hegemony and World Order: neo-Gramscian Perspectives and theGlobal Political Economy 6 The Global Political Economy of Uneven Development 7 Globalisation and Resistance: the power of the powerlessReferencesIndex
01 Dec 2001-American Anthropologist
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors focus on three areas: the stage-specific development of transnational movement; the domestic cycle, household decision making, and migration/remittance outcomes; and the changing nature of community participation.
Abstract: Contradictory models of dependency and development have dominated the discussion of migration between Mexico and the United States. Transnational models of migration resolve these contradictions by defining a series of interdependencies (economy and society, for example). Using data collected in a rural Zapotec community in Oaxaca, Mexico, this article focuses on three areas: the stage-specific development of transnational movement; the domestic cycle, household decision making, and migration/remittance outcomes; and the changing nature of community participation. Rooting the discussion in household decision making captures the important role local social variability and economic dynamism play in understanding transnational processes and advancing migration studies. [households, migration, transnationalism, dependency and development, Oaxaca, Mexico]
01 Aug 2003-Third World Quarterly
TL;DR: The authors examines an enduring context of "passive revolution" in the making of modern Mexico by developing an account of the rise of neoliberalism during a period of structural change since the 1970s.
Abstract: This article examines an enduring context of 'passive revolution' in the making of modern Mexico by developing an account of the rise of neoliberalism during a period of structural change since the 1970s. It does so by analysing and understanding both the unfolding accumulation strategy and the hegemonic project of neoliberalism in Mexico since the 1970s as emblematic of the survival and reorganisation of capitalism through a period of state crisis. This is recognised as a strategy of 'passive revolution', the effects of which still leave an imprint on present development initiatives in Mexico. Therefore, through the notion of 'passive revolution', the article not only focuses on the recent past circumstances, but also on the present unfolding consequences, of neoliberal capitalist development in Mexico. This approach also leaves open the question of 'anti-passive revolution' strategies of resistance to neoliberalism.