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Reciprocity, Relationship, and Revenge

Rachel Sherman

in Class Acts: Service and Inequality in Luxury Hotels

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247819
eISBN:
9780520939608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247819.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter analyzes the imperative of worker subordination as it plays out in worker-guest interactions and relationships. Building on the finding that guests treat workers quite well, the chapter ... More


The Bracero Program and the Nationalization of South Texas Labor Relations

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/9781469625232.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that the Bracero Program, begun as an international agreement between the US and Mexico to fill agricultural labor shortages during World War II, served as a way for agricultural ... More


Not a Country of Immigration: Germany

Christian Joppke

in Immigration and the Nation-State: The United States, Germany, and Great Britain

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295402
eISBN:
9780191599576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295405.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates the reasons why immigration to Germany continued after the 1973 ban on recruiting guest workers, despite official declarations that Germany was ‘not a country of ... More


Who Can Organize? Trade Unions, Worker Insurgency, Labor Power

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/9780252036279.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter investigates the policy and practice of established U.S. labor unions toward migrant labor and guest workers and provides alternative models for building worker power on a global basis. ... More


Self-preservation to determination: the employment sector

Sarah Hackett

in Foreigners, minorities and integration: The Muslim immigrant experience in Britain and Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083174
eISBN:
9781781706251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083174.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter highlights the extent to which not discrimination, but rather a desire for self-employment and economic independence, has frequently determined the overall performance and behaviour of ... More


From Postnational Membership to Citizenship: Germany

Christian Joppke

in Immigration and the Nation-State: The United States, Germany, and Great Britain

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295402
eISBN:
9780191599576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295405.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Analysis of German immigration policy shows the limits to which immigrants can be assimilated without granting them citizenship. Non‐citizen status becomes especially problematic for second‐ and ... More


Fearing Foreignness

Konrad H. Jarausch

in After Hitler: Recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195127799
eISBN:
9780199869503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127799.003.09
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter reflects on the difficulties of immigration, both of ethnic Germans and of foreigners, that, be it in the form of guest-workers or asylum seekers, are creating a multiethnic society in ... More


Unwanted: Muslim Immigrants, Dignity and Drug Dealing

Sandra M. Bucerius

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199856473
eISBN:
9780199398133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856473.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Race and Ethnicity

This study builds on five years of ethnographic research with an all-male group of fifty-five Muslim second-generation immigrant drug dealers in Frankfurt, Germany, and examines the relationship ... More


Germany’s Guest Workers and Their Children: Second-Class Citizens in a First-World Country

Sandra M. Bucerius

in Unwanted: Muslim Immigrants, Dignity and Drug Dealing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199856473
eISBN:
9780199398133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856473.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter provides a brief overview of the social, political, and legal dimensions in which the ethnographic study took place by examining: (a) the history of Germany’s recruitment of guest ... More


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


From Dilemma to Dualization: Social and Migration Policies in the “Reluctant Countries of Immigration”

Patrick Emmenegger and Romana Careja

in The Age of Dualization: The Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797899
eISBN:
9780199933488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797899.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Western European governments face a dilemma. On the one hand, their immigrant population is growing. On the other hand, the public opposes large-scale immigration and wants to restrict immigrants’ ... More


Guest Workers of the World

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/9780252036279.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This introductory chapter lays out the major themes to be explored in this book, and positions guest workers (as opposed to undocumented migrant workers) at the center of discussion. Ineffectual ... More


Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism

Immanuel Ness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036279
eISBN:
9780252093371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036279.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book thoroughly investigates the use of guest workers in the United States, the largest recipient of migrant labor in the world. The book argues that the use of migrant labor is increasing in ... More


Unionizing the Impossible: Alianza de Braceros Nacionales de México en los Estados Unidos

Mireya Loza

in Defiant Workers: Race, Sexuality, and the Political Visions of Braceros

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469629766
eISBN:
9781469629780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629766.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 3 sheds light on the efforts to create a transnational labor organization, the National Alliance of Mexican Braceros in the United States. This organization, founded by braceros, initially ... More


Settlers or Movers? The Temporality of Past Migrations, Political Inaction and its Consequences, 1945–1985

Jozefien De Bock

in Multicultural Governance in a Mobile World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474428231
eISBN:
9781474438391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428231.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Historically, those societies that have the longest tradition in multicultural policies are settler societies. The question of how to deal with temporary migrants has only recently aroused their ... More


India’s Global and Internal Labor Migration and Resistance: A Case Study of Hyderabad

Immanuel Ness

in The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in an Age of U.S. Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814786437
eISBN:
9780814786451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814786437.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the effects of global capitalism on India's class divide and economic development. Focusing on the case of Hyderabad, it considers the fate of skilled migrant workers in the ... 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


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


Bridge to Permanent Immigration or Temporary Labor?: The H-1B Visa Program Is a Source of Both

Ron Hira

in U.S. Engineering in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226468334
eISBN:
9780226468471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468471.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The H-1B visa is a large-scale guest worker program that grants high-skilled foreigners temporary work authorization in the United States. It is an employer-driven program, meaning that an employer ... More


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