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Beyond Government: How Civil Society Serves, Organizes, and Advocates for Immigrant Workers

Shannon Gleeson

in Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter evaluates the role civil society organizations have played in implementing the rights of immigrant workers. It considers both the framing of the issue in each place and the strategies ... More


Guestworkers of the World, Unite!: You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Passport, Your Visa, Your Immigration Status

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the first phase of the global history of guestworker programs, which began in the late nineteenth century and lasted until the Great Depression of the 1930s. Before that time, ... More


Inbetween Peoples: Race, Nationality, and the “New-Immigrant” Working Class

James Barrett

in Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233416
eISBN:
9780520930803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233416.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the racial position of eastern and southern European immigrants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, finding it to lie “inbetween” full whiteness and the ... More


“We Were the Invisible Workforce”

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses SEIU’s massive Los Angeles victory in 1999 in light of the Americans with Disability Act, welfare reform, Clinton’s health care debacle, and managed care. In California, the ... More


Introduction: Immigrant Labor in the United States

Shannon Gleeson

in Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This introductory chapter presents statistical and analytical data on immigrant labor conditions in the United States. It explains that immigrant—particularly undocumented—workers labor in nearly ... More


Consensus, Debate, and Wishful Thinking: The Economic Impact of Immigration

Edward Schumacher-Matos

in Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267176
eISBN:
9780520950207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267176.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the economic impact of immigration—including illegal immigration—at a time of economic crisis. It argues that the answer is crucial for Americans and immigrants alike. It ... More


Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Shannon Gleeson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book goes beyond the debate over federal immigration policy to examine the complicated terrain of immigrant worker rights. Federal law requires that basic labor standards apply to all workers, ... More


Implementing the Legal Rights of Undocumented Workers

Shannon Gleeson

in Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter assesses how agency bureaucrats incorporate immigrant workers into their mission, by drawing on interviews with the staff at the helm of labor standards enforcement agencies (LSEAs) in ... More


Journeymen-Printers, Heresy, and the Inquisition in Sixteenth-Century Spain

Clive Griffin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280735
eISBN:
9780191712920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280735.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Although the history of the book is a booming area of research, the journeymen who printed 16th-century books have remained shadowy figures because they were not thought to have left any significant ... More


All the World’s a Workplace: Guestworkers at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses further developments for guestworkers around the world. As efforts to protect labor standards, make immigration temporary, or manage migration, guestworker programs have failed ... More


Conclusion: Making Rights Real for Immigrant Workers

Shannon Gleeson

in Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This concluding chapter offers several lessons learned from assessing the political field of immigrant worker rights in San Jose and Houston. It addresses the question of whether workers are better ... More


Immigrant Women Workers at the Center of Social Change: Asian Immigrant Women Advocates

Jennifer Jihye Chun, George Lipsitz, and Young Shin

in Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037573
eISBN:
9780252094828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the role that grassroots organizing and leadership development play in tackling social and economic inequalities along multiple axes of difference, including race, gender, ... More


Public Policies and Mexican Immigrant Integration in the City and County of Los Angeles

Rafael Alarcón, Luis Escala, and Olga Odgers

in Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520284852
eISBN:
9780520960527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284852.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on public policies that impact the processes of integration. Although the chapter stresses some of the most controversial and negative immigration policies at the federal, state, ... More


Ford Goes to the World; the World Comes to Ford

Elizabeth D. Esch

in Color Line and the Assembly Line: Managing Race in the Ford Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520285378
eISBN:
9780520960886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285378.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the workers of the world came to the United States and to Detroit, Ford went into the world. This chapter details the massive global expansion of the Ford Motor Company that was made possible by ... More


Italian American Radicalism: Old World Roots, New World Developments

Marcella Bencivenni

in Italian Immigrant Radical Culture: The Idealism of the Sovversivi in the United States, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791035
eISBN:
9780814723180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791035.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter offers a general overview of the Italian radical movement in the United States. It begins by mapping the social and political scene in Italy after the struggle for unification in 1861, ... More


“Here’s My Heart”

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones

in Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450143
eISBN:
9780801462696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450143.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Thousands of immigrant workers flooded to Nevada's casinos in the 1980s and 1990s, pushed by economic crises and civil wars in their countries of origin and pulled by global gaming's insatiable ... More


Millions Go Knocking

Lane Windham

in Knocking on Labor's Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632070
eISBN:
9781469632094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter features stories and examples of the people who led the 1970s union organizing efforts in the private sector, including women, African Americans, Southerners, young baby boomers, and ... 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


Immigrant Artists

Ilaria Serra

in The Value of Worthless Lives: Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226788
eISBN:
9780823235032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226788.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Italian immigrants came to America to pursue an artistic dream, but they remain “immigrant workers” at heart. They strongly maintain the ethos of the artisan, with its ... 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


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