Examines resistance within Mexican labour unions during a period of sustained crisis and the regional and national level, as well as the level of world order. Gender, having played a central role in the construction of relatively stable historical structures in Mexico, continued to shape the struggles of radical labour movements throughout a period of deepening crisis. Â· Contends that globalisation is not just about the activities of multinational corporations Â· Uses gender as a central concept in analysing Mexico's experience with globalisation Â· Highlights the diversity and rich political history of social movements in Mexico Â· Links regional and national level analysis to world order Studies the contradictory ways in which globalisation is experienced by workers on a local level and how struggles are linked to the ongoing internationalisation of the workplace. Changing material conditions, institutions and ideological forces have been profoundly gendered throughout twentieth century Mexico. Rather than concentrating exclusively on the role of transnational capital and state in advancing globalisation, Healy uncovers the limits and possibilities of working class men and women in transforming the conditions of crisis in which they live.