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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


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


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


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


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