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The Jungle Revisited? Racial Realism in the Low-Skilled Sector

John D. Skrentny

in After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159966
eISBN:
9781400848492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159966.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on low-skilled employment. It shows that employers have a racial hierarchy of preference and that they rely on word-of-mouth hiring to attract Latino and Asian workers with the ... More


A Bone to Pick: Labor Control and the Painful Work of Chicken Processing

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/9780520287204.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter recounts the inhumane treatment towards Mississippi poultry workers. These workers' safety were jeopardized daily as superiors threatened their sense of dignity, self-worth, and justice. ... More


Immigrant Integration and the Changing Public Discourse: The Case of Emporia, Kansas

László J. Kulcsár and Albert Iaroi

in Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland: Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037665
eISBN:
9780252094927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037665.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses the public discourse around the integration process of immigrant Latino workers in Emporia, Kansas. It employs aggregate statistical analysis, media-content analysis, and ... More


The Harvest through Preparation for Market

Ann K. Ferrell

in Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142333
eISBN:
9780813142562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142333.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter provides descriptions, based on ethnographic research, of the steps of burley tobacco production from getting ready to cut tobacco through preparing the cured leaf for market. It ... More


Immigrants from a Deeper South

Joseph B. Atkins

in Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110805
eISBN:
9781604733259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110805.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the increasing number of Mexican immigrants arriving in the South. The Latino population has been doing the dead-end jobs in the Southern states that most of the people living ... More


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