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The Chicken TrailFollowing Workers, Migrants, and Corporations across the Americas

The Chicken Trail: Following Workers, Migrants, and Corporations across the Americas

Kathleen C. Schwartzman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451164
eISBN:
9780801468056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451164.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book examines the impact of globalization—and of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in particular—on the North American poultry industry, focusing on the displacement of African ... More

Conflicting CommitmentsThe Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Shannon Gleeson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book goes beyond the debate over federal immigration policy to examine the complicated terrain of immigrant worker rights. Federal law requires that basic labor standards apply to all workers, ... More

No Family Is an IslandCultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora

No Family Is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora

Ilana Gershon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450785
eISBN:
9780801464027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450785.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Government bureaucracies across the globe have become increasingly attuned in recent years to cultural diversity within their populations. Using culture as a category to process people and dispense ... More

They Never Come BackA Story of Undocumented Workers from Mexico

They Never Come Back: A Story of Undocumented Workers from Mexico

Frans J. Schryer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453144
eISBN:
9780801455124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453144.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

For Mexicans on both sides of the border, the migrant experience has changed significantly over the past two decades. This book draws on the experiences of indigenous people from a region in the ... More

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