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The Changing Face of Agribusiness

Robert Wuthnow

in Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146119
eISBN:
9781400836246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146119.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the changing face of agribusiness in the Middle West. It explains how agribusiness transformed large sections of the Middle West during the last third of the twentieth century ... More


The Jungle Revisited? Racial Realism in the Low-Skilled Sector

John D. Skrentny

in After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159966
eISBN:
9781400848492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159966.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on low-skilled employment. It shows that employers have a racial hierarchy of preference and that they rely on word-of-mouth hiring to attract Latino and Asian workers with the ... More


The Troubled Decades, 1912–1930

Roy Hora

in The Landowners of the Argentine Pampas: A Social and Political History 1860–1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208846
eISBN:
9780191678158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208846.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

As the second decade of the twentieth century began, the territorial magnates of the pampas were the most influential and prestigious people in Argentina. In the two decades following 1910, however, ... More


On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South

Vanesa Ribas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282957
eISBN:
9780520958821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282957.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South portrays the workplace conditions, social relations, and intergroup attitudes of Latino migrants and African Americans in the ... More


Not Just Laborers: Latina/o Claims of Belonging in the U.S. Heartland

Marta María Maldonado

in The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This essay focuses on Latina/o claims to belonging in the community and the nation while working and living in Perry, Iowa. Attracted to jobs in the meatpacking industry, Latinas/os made connections ... More


Meat and Poultry

Philip Martin

in Importing Poverty?: Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139174
eISBN:
9780300156003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139174.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the role of immigrant workers in the meatpacking and poultry processing industry. It also examines immigration enforcement of meatpacking workers and explores the government's ... More


This Little Piggy Made a Market: The Rise and Fall of Pork Bellies

Kara Newman

in The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156714
eISBN:
9780231527347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156714.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the rise and fall of pork bellies as commodities traded on the futures markets. As a financial instrument, pork bellies were iconic. For many, the image of greedy traders as ... More


In Search of Work and Community

Marcia Walker-McWilliams

in Reverend Addie Wyatt: Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040528
eISBN:
9780252098963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040528.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter continues the exploration of the themes of family, faith, and experiences of racism and economic poverty but within the context of Addie Wyatt's nascent marriage to her high-school ... More


This Is What Trafficking Looks Like

Grace Chang

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/9780252037573.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the implications of U.S. antitrafficking policy and practice for both trafficking survivors and immigrant workers across labor sectors. In U.S. media and public policy ... More


Humanizing Latino Newcomers in the “No Coast” Region

Edmund T. Hamann and Jenelle Reeves

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/9780252037665.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

In December 2006 and again in May 2008, the Midwest was the setting for large-scale Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in rural meatpacking towns that drew national attention. In the ... More


A Revolutionary and a Puritan: Upton Sinclair and

Adam Mack

in Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039188
eISBN:
9780252097225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039188.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyzes Upton Sinclair's 1906 novel The Jungle to elucidate his sensory politics and his proposed indictment of industrial capitalism. The Jungle is a fictionalized account of Chicago's ... More


All Roads Lead From Olancho to Swine’s: The Making of A Latino/a Working Class in The American South

Vanesa Ribas

in On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282957
eISBN:
9780520958821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282957.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter contextualizes Central American migration to the United States, describing especially the work and migration histories of women from Honduras and El Salvador. The “ethnic succession” ... More


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