Welcome to Commodified Life.

This site is dedicated to creating and expanding a knowledge base about how globalization and gender collide in Mexican maquiladoras. Predicated on the growing number of violent murders of women in these zones, recognising the complex interconnections between you, consumerism, corporations seeking cheap labour, and the system of disposability that these are predicated on, is an important step.

This mandate has led to a site format that involves the invitation for feedback and more information. Our focus has been Mexico, and there is a myriad of information available on this region. We hope you can both learn and contribute here.

Export-processing zones are also not only a reality for Mexico. If you have more information regarding the ways that globalisation is expressed in any other nation, our discussion page is available to expand the scope of the discussion.