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The Human Rights of Migrant Workers: Why Do So Few Countries Care?

Martin Ruhs

in The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691132914
eISBN:
9781400848607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691132914.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines why so few countries have ratified international legal instruments for the protection of the rights of migrant workers. The existing literature has identified a host of legal ... More


Immigration and housing in the Republic of Ireland

Brian Portley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095931
eISBN:
9781781708514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095931.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book examines the lived housing experiences of recently arrived migrants in Ireland viewed in the context of national and international trends The analysis focuses on the ‘housing pathways’ of ... More


¡Viva La Causa! in Iowa

Janet Weaver

in The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores how Mexican Americans in Iowa supported the national boycott of California table grapes in the 1960s while concurrently fighting for the rights of Tejano migrant workers ... More


Migrant Architects of the NHS: South Asian doctors and the reinvention of British general practice (1940s-1980s)

Julian M. Simpson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781784991302
eISBN:
9781526135841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991302.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The NHS is traditionally viewed as a typically British institution; a symbol of national identity. It has however always been dependent on a migrant workforce whose role has until recently received ... More


Lives in Transit: Violence and Intimacy on the Migrant Journey

Wendy A. Vogt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298545
eISBN:
9780520970625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298545.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Propelled by structural conditions of violence and everyday insecurity, each year tens of thousands of people from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador leave their homes in search of a more secure ... More


Continental Creolization: French Exclusion through a Glissantian Prism

H. Adlai Murdoch

in Creolizing Europe: Legacies and Transformations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381717
eISBN:
9781781382288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381717.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

H. Adlai Murdoch traces colonial poetics within contemporary Europe by examining the ways in which migrant Caribbean diasporas inscribe critical paradoxes of migrancy and citizenship within France, ... More


Creolizing Citizenship? Migrant Women from Turkey as Subjects of Agency

Umut Erel

in Creolizing Europe: Legacies and Transformations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381717
eISBN:
9781781382288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381717.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Umut Erel draws on the life-stories of migrant women from Turkey in Germany and Britain and proposes that there are three key moments in re-conceptualizing migrant women’s citizenship: 1) recognizing ... More


Migrant Death and Identification: Theory, Science, and Sociopolitics

Krista E. Latham, Alyson O’Daniel, and Justin Maiers

in Massacres: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400691
eISBN:
9781683400813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400691.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

Chapter 11 explores undocumented migrant deaths on the U.S.-Mexico border. Recent changes to border policies have led to an increase in migrant deaths. In order to make sense of this humanitarian ... More


Transcending Borders: No More Deaths and a Higher Moral Law

Ananda Rose

in Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890934
eISBN:
9780199949793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the high-profile clashes between federal law enforcement officials and members of another of Arizona's border ministries, No More Deaths. The group's approach is more ... More


Conclusion

Michael Gott

in French-language Road Cinema: Borders, Diasporas, Migration and 'New Europe'

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748698677
eISBN:
9781474421966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698677.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The conclusion builds on Chapter 5’s discussion migrant travel by asking if migrant films and indeed European anxieties over the issue of migration might lead to the end of the road for ready ... More


Migrants: The Integration Challenge

Philip Martin

in Importing Poverty?: Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139174
eISBN:
9780300156003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139174.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Federal migrant assistance programs were first launched in the 1960s to serve migrant farmworkers and their children. This chapter discusses the evolution of migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) ... More


From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

John Weber

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the early years of the twentieth century, newcomer farmers and migrant Mexicans forged a new world in South Texas. In just a decade, this vast region, previously considered too isolated and ... More


International Approaches to Governing Temporary Labour Migrants: A Critical Assessment of the UN Committee on Migrant Workers, the ILO Conventions on Labour Migration, and the International Migrants Alliance

Ethel Tungohan

in International Approaches to Governing Ethnic Diversity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199676583
eISBN:
9780191757211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676583.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

International organizations are increasingly involved in attempts to address the growing global problem of the mistreatment of migrant workers, with a view to better managing migration flows, so as ... More


Gender and Migration: The Role of the ‘Other’ Woman in Shaping the Subjectivities of Recent Muslim Migrant Women to Scotland

Rebecca Syswerda

in Scotland's Muslims: Society, Politics and Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427234
eISBN:
9781474438407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427234.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

While much of the literature about Muslim identities has tended to focus on British-born Muslims in densely populated ‘Muslim’ localities, the experiences of Muslim migrants living outside such ... More


The Politics of Depression

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter illustrates the conditions of the Great Depression in the region and the failure of local and state governments to deal with the worst consequences of the international economic crisis. ... More


Epilogue

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the continued importance of this form of labor relations in the years since the 1960s, as South Texas has continued to serve as a model for employers elsewhere eager to avail ... More


Mexicano Stories and Rural White Narratives: Creating Pro-immigrant Conservatism in Rural Georgia, 1965–2004

Julie M. Weise

in CorazÓn De Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624969
eISBN:
9781469624983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624969.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the 1960s through the 1990s, millions of Mexican immigrants, Tejanos, and Mexican Americans journeyed through the rural U.S. South as agricultural migrant workers and tens of thousands settled ... More


The Political Impact of Migrants in Colombia and Ecuador: The Qualitative Evidence

Luis F. Jiménez

in Migrants and Political Change in Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400370
eISBN:
9781683400646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400370.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 7 presents fieldwork carried out in Colombia and Ecuador in the summer of 2012. It mostly presents data derived from the interviews conducted with mayors and local authorities in the ... More


Burning Up: Heat Illness in California’s Fields

Sarah Bronwen Horton

in They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and Illegality Among U.S. Farmworkers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283268
eISBN:
9780520962545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283268.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Taking the reader on an ethnographic tour of the melon harvesting fields during a historic heat wave in Fresno County, this chapter provides a close-up examination of how the organization of labor ... More


The Role of Middlemen

Torsten Feys

in The Battle for the Migrants: Introduction of Steamshipping on the North Atlantic and Its Impact on the European Exodus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781927869000
eISBN:
9781786944443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781927869000.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter offers a reassessment of the role of agents in the migration process, as it considers them the core link between migrant and shipping company. It deconstructs the layers of the agent ... More


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