Porfirian industrial relations and the rights of labor
Toward social legislation
Legislating labor law, 1911-1924
The Supreme Court and labor law, 1917-1924
Labor law and Supreme Court decisions, 1925-1931
The enactment of the Federal Labor Law, 1925-1931.
Despite Porfirio Diaz's authoritarian rule (1877-1911) and the fifteen years of violent conflict typifying much of Mexican politics after 1917, law and judicial decision-making were important for the country's political and economic organization. Influenced by French theories of jurisprudence in addition to domestic events, progressive Mexican legal thinkers concluded that the liberal view of law-as existing primarily to guarantee the rights of individuals and of private property-was inadequate for solving the "social question"; the aim of the legal regime should instead be one of harmoniously regulating relations between interdependent groups of social actors. This book argues that the federal judiciary's adjudication of labor disputes and its elaboration of new legal principles played a significant part in the evolution of Mexican labor law and the nation's political and social compact. Indeed, this conclusion might seem paradoxical in a country with a civil law tradition, weak judiciary, authoritarian government, and endemic corruption. Suarez-Potts shows how and why judge-made law mattered, and why contemporaries paid close attention to the rulings of Supreme Court justices in labor cases as the nation's system of industrial relations was established. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Love, sex, and gossip in legal cases from Namiquipa, Chihuahua / Ana M. Alonso
Sins, abnormality, and rights : gender and sexuality in Mexican penal codes / Ivonne Szasz
The realm outside the law : transvestite sex work in Xalapa, Veracruz / Rosío Córdova Plaza
Women's land rights and indigenous autonomy in Chiapas : interlegality and the gendered dynamics of national and alternative popular legal systems / Lynn Stephen
Indigenous women, law, and custom : gender ideologies in the practice of justice / María Teresa Sierra
Indigenous women and the law : prison as a gendered experience / Victoria Chenaut
Domesticating the law / Ann Varley
Conflictive marriage and separation in a rural municipality in central Mexico, 1970-2000 / Soledad González Montes
The archaeology of gender in the new agrarian court rulings / Helga Baitenmann
Law and the politics of abortion / Adriana Ortiz-Ortega
Married women's property rights in Mexico : a comparative Latin American perspective and research agenda / Carmen Diana Deere.
Gender discrimination pervades nearly all legal institutions and practices in Latin America. The deeper question is how this shapes broader relations of power. By examining the relationship between law and gender as it manifests itself in the Mexican legal system, the thirteen essays in this volume show how law is produced by, but also perpetuates, unequal power relations. At the same time, however, authors show how law is often malleable and can provide spaces for negotiation and redress. The contributors (including political scientists, sociologists, geographers, anthropologists.