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Afterword

Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán

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/9780252037573.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This afterword summarizes the issues addressed by the book regarding the current condition and position of immigrant women in the U.S. economy. It highlights several of the book's significant ... More


Reinventing Dirty Work: Immigrant Women in Nursing Homes

Lucy T. Fisher and Miliann Kang

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/9780252037573.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines how immigrant women accommodate themselves to the various demands of low-wage, low-status service jobs by engaging in “boundary making,” processes that circumscribe and redefine ... More


Beyond Low Wages: The Problem of Degraded Work

Marc Doussard

in Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter Two reviews the workplace practices of low-wage employers in order to sharpen the understanding of the problem at hand. Where the concept of low-wage work suggests marginal changes within an ... More


Introduction: Immigrant Women and Labor Disruptions

Maura Toro-Morn, Anna Romina Guevarra, and Nilda Flores-González

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/9780252037573.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book explores the labor experiences of immigrant women, primarily Asians and Latinas, engaged in low-wage work in the era of neoliberal globalization. It assesses the impact of neoliberal ... More


Elvira Arellano and the Struggles of Low-Wage Undocumented Latina Immigrant Women

Maura Toro-Morn

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/9780252037573.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the labor disruptions faced by low-wage undocumented Latina immigrant women under the current neoliberal regime by telling the story of Elvira Arellano, a Mexican immigrant who ... More


New Inequalities: The Deterioration of Local-Serving Industries

Marc Doussard

in Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter One examines our current paralysis in the face of labor degradation. Deepening our understanding of labor degradation means reconceptualizing low-wage industries as active producers of ... More


Paradoxes of Patriarchy: Contradicting Experiences of South Asian Women in Ethnic Labor Markets

Pallavi Banerjee

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/9780252037573.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the paradoxes of patriarchy by drawing on the experiences of South Asian immigrant women in ethnic labor markets. Most South Asian women who work in the South Asian labor market ... More


The City That Sweats Work: Growth and Inequality in Post-Fordist Chicago

Marc Doussard

in Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter Three introduces the food retail and residential construction cases, and the dynamic Chicago economy in which employers remade these industries. Because traditional methods of economic ... More


Conclusion

Elana D. Buch

in Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479810734
eISBN:
9781479810147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810734.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The conclusion builds on key arguments of the book to suggest several routes toward building a caring economy that generates equitable interdependence. Current methods of organizing care leave people ... More


“They’re Happy to Have a Job”: Midsize Supermarkets and Degraded Work

Marc Doussard

in Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter Five focuses on the new, thriving food retailers undersell chain supermarkets by 50% or more on many products, and they use low-cost, highly productive labor to move those goods. Employers ... More


New Answers to New Problems: The Creative Work of Reversing Degradation

Marc Doussard

in Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter Eight analyzes some of the most promising responses to the problem of degraded work, and provides a framework that makes clear the shared characteristics, and limits to, these approaches. It ... More


Conclusion: Building a Fair Labor Market in Postmanufacturing Economies

Marc Doussard

in Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The Conclusion details broader implications of the concept of degraded work for scholars engaged in the problem of urban inequality. Defining working conditions, in addition to wages, as a central ... More


A Perfectly Flexible Workforce: Day Labor in a Precarious Industry

Marc Doussard

in Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter Seven explores this disconnect and its implications. From a distance, the residential construction industry appears to operate in the manner suggested by economics textbooks: Contractors bid ... More


Building Degradation: Dangerous Work and Falling Pay during a Construction Boom

Marc Doussard

in Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter Six examines the seeming paradox of the 2000s Chicago construction ‘boom.’ The volume of residential construction more than doubled between 2000 and 2006. Normally, industry expansion of this ... More


Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Marc Doussard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Degraded Work provides a new perspective on employment inequality and low-wage work. Jobs are not intrinsically good or bad: They are made better, or worse, by the actions of employers, employees and ... More


Oases in the Midst of Deserts: How Food Retailers Thrive in Disinvested Neighborhoods

Marc Doussard

in Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681396
eISBN:
9781452949079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681396.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter Four details the food retail industry’s evolution from a pseudo-Fordist competitive model based on unionized labor, economies of scale in purchasing and market expansion, and homogeneity ... More


Blue and Green: The Drive for Justice at America's Port

Scott L. Cummings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262036986
eISBN:
9780262343213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036986.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book is about the struggle over the future of work and the environment on the edge of the global economy. It traces the history of conflict in an industry that is not widely known, but sits at ... More


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