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Migration and Class Struggle

Immanuel Ness

in Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036279
eISBN:
9780252093371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036279.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the new neoliberal phase of corporate restructuring, which is producing a new foreign workforce that will have even less power than undocumented workers today. The rise of guest ... More


Temporary Labor Migration and U.S. and Foreign-Born Worker Resistance

Immanuel Ness

in Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036279
eISBN:
9780252093371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036279.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines how skilled and semi-skilled guest worker programs contribute to the displacement of workers throughout the U.S. economy. In the future, as migrant labor programs are ... More


Seeing No Evil: The H2A Guest-Worker Program and State-Mediated Labor Exploitation in Rural North Carolina

Sandy Smith-Nonini

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/9780252037665.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Labor relations are a paramount consideration in crop agriculture, a labor-intensive industry that is dependent on land. The U.S. government has long regulated the supply of foreign farm labor on ... More


Managing Guest Workers

Philip Martin, Manolo Abella, and Christiane Kuptsch

in Managing Labor Migration in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109047
eISBN:
9780300129960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109047.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter shows how economic instruments can align the rights and obligations of employers and migrants to keep guest worker programs truer to their purpose. It further explains how to minimize ... More


A Pragmatic Proposal for Immigration Reform

Ediberto Román and Michael A. Olivas

in Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776575
eISBN:
9780814776582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776575.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines different views on how to resolve the so-called immigration crisis in the United States and offers a pragmatic and economically sound proposal for immigration reform, with ... More


Bracero Recruitment in the Mexican Countryside, 1942–1947

Ana Elizabeth Rosas

in Abrazando el Espíritu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520282667
eISBN:
9780520958654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282667.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter renders the U.S. and Mexican governments’ investment in using competing conceptualizations of race and racial difference to recruit Mexican immigrant men of varying class backgrounds ... More


Epilogue: The Generative Potential of Thinking and Acting Historically

Ana Elizabeth Rosas

in Abrazando el Espíritu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520282667
eISBN:
9780520958654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282667.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This epilogue addresses the Bracero Program’s far-reaching consequences, as well as efforts designed to document and learn from the experience of bracero families to render productive approaches ... More


Government Censorship of Family Communication, 1942–1964

Ana Elizabeth Rosas

in Abrazando el Espíritu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520282667
eISBN:
9780520958654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282667.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Using the correspondence of U.S. government officials and Mexican immigrant children, women, and men of varying legal status, this chapter examines how censorship was used to maintain the separation ... More


Special Immigration and the Management of the Mexican Family, 1949–1959

Ana Elizabeth Rosas

in Abrazando el Espíritu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520282667
eISBN:
9780520958654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282667.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the extraordinary accountability placed on the shoulders of bracero families striving to secure a Bracero Program contract to work as “special immigrants” in the United States. ... More


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