Newcomers In The Workplace: Immigrants And The Restructing Of The U.S. Economy

Newcomers In The Workplace: Immigrants And The Restructing Of The U.S. Economy

by Louise Lamphere, Alex Stepick
     
 

Case studies capture the experiences, difficulties, and determination of immigrant workers
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Case studies capture the experiences, difficulties, and determination of immigrant workers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566391245
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
01/30/1994
Series:
Labor And Social Change Series
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Louise Lamphere teaches in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico.

Alex Stepick is Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Florida International University.

Guillermo Grenier is Director of the Center for Labor Research and Studies, and Chairman of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Florida International University.

Contributors: Janet E. Benson, Michael Broadway, Sue Chaffee, Carole Cohen, Debbie Draznin, Ken C. Erickson, Judith Goode, Hafidh A. Hafidh, Aline LaBorwit, Steve Morris, Cynthia Carter Ninivaggi, Don Stull, and the editors.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Introduction – Louise Lamphere, Guillermo Grenier, and Alex Stepick

Part I: Garden City
2. Beef Stew: Cattle, Immigrants, and Established Residents in a Kansas Beefpacking Town – Michael Broadway
3. Knock 'Em Dead: Work on the Killfloor of a Modern Beefpacking Plant – Donald D. Stull
4. Guys in White Hats: Short-Term Participant Observation among Beef-Processing Workers and Managers – Ken C. Erickson
5. The Effects of Packinghouse Work on Southeast Asian Refugee Families – Janet E. Benson Part II: Miami
6. Miami: Capital of Latin America – Alex Stepick
7. Brothers in Wood – Alex Stepick and Guillermo Grenier, with Steve Morris and Debbie Draznin
8. Grounding the Saturn Plant: Failed Restructuring in a Miami Apparel Plant – Guillermo Grenier and Alex Stepick, with Aline LaBorwit
9. The View from the Back of the House: Restaurants and Hotels in Miami – Alex Stepick and Guillermo Grenier, with Hafidh A. Hafidh, Sue Chaffee, and Debbie Draznin

Part III: Philadelphia
10. Polishing the Rustbelt: Immigrants Enter a Restructuring Philadelphia – Judith Goode
11. Facing Job Loss: Changing Relationships in a Multicultural urban Factor – Carole Cohen
12. Encounters Over the Counter: Bosses, Workers, and Customers on a Changing Shopping Strip – Judith Goode
13. Poverty and Politics: Practice and Ideology among Small Business Owners in an Urban Enterprise Zone – Cynthia Carter Ninivaggi

Contributors' Notes
Index

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