Strawberry Fields: Politics, Class and Work in California Agriculture / Edition 1

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"This book exemplifies salutary trends in anthropology: practice theory, respect for ethnography in the face of the inadequacy of one-dimensional theoretical abstraction, and the importance of time depth. You may learn more than you ever wanted to about strawberries in California, but you will understand it and that will help you understand other phenomena."—E. Paul Durrenberger, University of Iowa, American Anthropologist, Vol. 99, No. 2, June 1997
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801482793
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: The Ethnography of an Industry
1 Class Relations and the Organization of Work 1
2 The California Strawberry Industry and the Centrality of Labor 19
3 The Political Construction of the Farm Labor Market 55
4 The Local Organization of Production 97
5 Wage Labor and Workplace Control: The Complementarity of Labor Supply and Demand 143
6 The Place of Justice and the Justice of Place 188
7 Sharecropping and Labor Control: The Role of Politics 229
8 Legal Conflict, Class Relations, and the Labor Process 251
9 Politics and Social Class at Work: The View from the Fields 278
References Cited 311
Cases Cited 331
Index 333
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