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The Influence of the Agricultural Lobbies

Alan F. Wilt

in Food for War: Agriculture and Rearmament in Britain before the Second World War

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208716
eISBN:
9780191717024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208716.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the influence of the agricultural lobbies on the government's preparations in food and agriculture. Agriculture lobbies, rather than food associations, are emphasized, ... More


A Storm Gathers: Two Responses (1963–1965)

Marshall Ganz

in Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Between 1963 and 1965, the imminent demise of the bracero program and the gathering momentum of the civil rights movement created new organizing opportunities and new resources for farm worker ... More


The Great Delano Grape Strike (1965–1966)

Marshall Ganz

in Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

On September 8, 1965, 800 Filipino workers organized by Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) struck ten Delano grape growers, demanding a wage of $1.40 an hour plus 25 cents per box. Two ... More


The Racial and Labor Landscapes of the Salinas Valley Before World War II

Lori A. Flores

in Grounds For Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300196962
eISBN:
9780300216387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196962.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the racial and labor landscapes of the Salinas Valley prior to World War II. The land that became the Salinas Valley was inhabited by Native Americans for 700 years before the ... More


Hazards for Agricultural Workers

Amy K. Liebman and John May

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0035
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes hazards for agricultural workers. This is a large and exceedingly diverse group, with work—often precarious work—being performed by very young and very old persons, workers who ... More


Migrant Workers in Agriculture: A Legal Perspective

ACL Davies

in Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198714101
eISBN:
9780191782657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714101.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Employment Law

This chapter examines three key aspects of the legal regime applicable (until recently) to agricultural workers in the UK: Agricultural Wages Orders, which applied to employees in agriculture, local ... More


Work and Health in India

Martin Hyde, Holendro Singh Chungkham, and Laishram Ladusingh (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447327363
eISBN:
9781447327370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327363.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The rapid economic growth of the past few decades has radically transformed India's labour market, bringing millions of former agricultural workers into manufacturing industries, and, more recently, ... More


Migration Between the Asia-Pacific and Australia: A Development Perspective

Graeme Hugo

in New Perspectives on International Migration and Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156806
eISBN:
9780231527491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156806.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines migration from the Asia-Pacific region to Australia, with particular emphasis on the nexus between students' migration and eventual permanent settlement. It first considers the ... More


Effects of Pension Reforms on Universal Coverage

Carmelo Mesa-Lago

in Reassembling Social Security: A Survey of Pensions and Health Care Reforms in Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199644612
eISBN:
9780191807022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199644612.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter first estimates coverage of the labour force (mainly salaried) by contributory pensions in private and public systems, compares both estimates, and identifies problems in them. It then ... More


Northfork Mono Women’s Agricultural Work, “Productive Coexistence,” and Social Well-Being in the San Joaquin Valley, California, circa 1850–1950

Heather A. Howard

in Indigenous Women and Work: From Labor to Activism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037153
eISBN:
9780252094262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037153.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines Native women's agency in the transformation of economic life in Central California over the century that followed the establishment of American jurisdiction in 1848. It focuses ... More


Zero Hunger: Political Culture and Antipoverty Policy in Northeast Brazil

Aaron Ansell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469613970
eISBN:
9781469613994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469613970.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

When Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil’s Workers’ Party soared to power in 2003, he promised to end hunger in the nation. This ethnography assesses President Lula’s flagship antipoverty program, ... More


Marginality and Allegories of Gendered Resistance: Experiences from Southern Yemen

Huda Seif

in Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037900
eISBN:
9780252095160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037900.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter argues that the deployment and circulation of narratives of (dis)possession by the devil, particularly among women, represent a gendered form of understanding marginality and of ... More


Contesting Sentencing Guidelines, the Patriot Act, Terrorism, and Cases Involving International Questions

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter deals with contesting the sentencing guidelines regime put in place decades earlier. The chapter begins with newly appointed Gregory Presnell’s questioning of the 1984 guidelines as ... More


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