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Leaving the Farm to save the Farm: The Poultry Industry and the Problem of “Public Work,” 1950–1970

Monica R. Gisolfi

in Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace since 1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034034
eISBN:
9780813038261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034034.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines rural-to-rural migration, focusing on the poultry industry's expansion into Upcountry Georgia and the many farmers who first turned to poultry while migrating to part-time work ... More


Where Have All the Workers Gone?

Kathleen C. Schwartzman

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451164
eISBN:
9780801468056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451164.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines two conventional explanations for the ethnic succession involving Hispanics and African Americans in the poultry industry in the South: first, Hispanics filled vacancies and ... More


Solving Industry Crises: Pollos Y Polleros

Kathleen C. Schwartzman

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451164
eISBN:
9780801468056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451164.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the labor and profit crises that hounded the poultry industry in the mid-1990s. It begins with an overview of the framework used to conceptualize and analyze the ... More


Taylorism Invades the Hen House

Kathleen C. Schwartzman

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451164
eISBN:
9780801468056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451164.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter challenges the notions that ethnic succession was driven by “vacancy” and “shortage” and explains why both explanations are incomplete. It argues that such explanations do not address ... More


Squeezing Out Mexican Chicken

Kathleen C. Schwartzman

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451164
eISBN:
9780801468056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451164.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the “chicken trail” of exports to Mexico and the effects of trade. In particular, it discusses the impact and the reactions that open commodity and capital markets have had on ... More


Voice: Squawking At Globalization

Kathleen C. Schwartzman

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451164
eISBN:
9780801468056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451164.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the impact of globalization, in the form of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), on Mexico's commercial poultry industry. It begins by analyzing the timing of ... More


Southern Fried: Globalization and Immigrant Transformations

Angela Stuesse

in Scratching Out a Living: "Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287204
eISBN:
9780520962392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287204.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter describes the U.S. poultry industry, which harnesses globalization's technologies and neoliberalism's labor-control strategies. Since eight of the top ten poultry-producing ... More


Ethnic Succession in the South

Kathleen C. Schwartzman

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451164
eISBN:
9780801468056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451164.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines how major historical transformations in the U.S. poultry industry and economy contributed to “ethnic succession” in the South. In particular, it describes the ethnic succession ... More


Dixie Chicken: Racial Segregation, Poultry Integration, and the Making of the “New” South in Central Mississippi

Angela Stuesse

in Scratching Out a Living: "Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287204
eISBN:
9780520962392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287204.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides the history of Mississippi's poultry industry. Bennie Clyde (B. C.) Rogers, the largest Purina dealer in the world, started a poultry business there in 1932. He ran an ... More


The Caged Bird Sings for Freedom: Black Struggles For Civil and Labor Rights, 1950–1980

Angela Stuesse

in Scratching Out a Living: "Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287204
eISBN:
9780520962392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287204.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the widespread integration of African Americans in Mississippi poultry industry to the federal agricultural policy incentive to keep cotton fields fallow in central Mississippi. ... More


Exit Mexico: “Si Muero Lejos De Ti”

Kathleen C. Schwartzman

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451164
eISBN:
9780801468056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451164.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the extent to which globalization, in the form of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), transformed, ruined, or reconfigured the poultry industry and fueled ... More


The Global Dilemma: Summary and Reflections

Kathleen C. Schwartzman

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451164
eISBN:
9780801468056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451164.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book has explored the relationship between globalization and local labor displacement in Mexico and the United States by following the trail of chicken. It has shown how free trade fostered the ... More


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


Scratching Out a Living: "Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South"

Angela Stuesse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287204
eISBN:
9780520962392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287204.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

How has Latino immigration transformed the South? In what ways is the presence of these newcomers complicating efforts to organize for workplace justice? This book takes readers deep into ... More


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