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Author Stuesse, Angela, 1975- author.

Title Scratching out a living : Latinos, race, and work in the Deep South / Angela Stuesse.

Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xiii, 312 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series California series in public anthropology ; 38
California series in public anthropology ; 38.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-301) and index.
Contents Southern fried: globalization and immigrant transformations -- Dixie chicken: racial segregation, poultry integration, and the making of the "new" South in central Mississippi -- The caged bird sings for freedom: black struggles for civil and labor rights, 1950-1980 --?.?. to get to the other side: the Hispanic project and the rise of the Nuevo South -- Pecking order: Latino newcomers, receptions, and racial hierarchies -- A bone to pick: labor control and the painful work of chicken processing -- Sticking our necks out: challenges to union and workers' center organizing -- Walking on eggshells: illegality, employer sanctions, and disposable workers -- Plucked: labor contractors and immigrant exclusion -- Flying upwind: toward a new Southern solidarity -- Postscript: home to roost: reflections on activist research.
Summary "What does globalization look like in the rural South? Scratching Out a Living takes readers deep into Mississippi's chicken processing communities and workplaces, where large numbers of Latin American migrants began arriving in the mid-1990s to labor alongside an established African American workforce in some of the most dangerous and lowest paid jobs in the country. Based on six years of collaboration with a local workers' center, activist anthropologist Angela Stuesse explores how Black, white, and new Latino residents have experienced and understood these transformations. Illuminating connections between the area's long history of racial inequality, the poultry industry's growth, immigrants' contested place in contemporary social relations, and workers' prospects for political mobilization, Scratching Out a Living calls for organizing strategies that bring diverse working communities together in mutual construction of a more just future"--Provided by publisher.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Chicken industry -- Mississippi -- Social conditions.
Foreign workers, Latin American -- Mississippi -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Mississippi -- Social conditions.
Industrial relations -- Mississippi.
Mississippi -- Race relations.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780520962392 (electronic bk.)
0520962397 (electronic bk.)
9780520287204 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520287207 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520287211 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520287215 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard Number 40025809918