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The Resource The chicken trail : following workers, migrants, and corporations across the Americas, Kathleen C. Schwartzman

The chicken trail : following workers, migrants, and corporations across the Americas, Kathleen C. Schwartzman

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The chicken trail : following workers, migrants, and corporations across the Americas
Title
The chicken trail
Title remainder
following workers, migrants, and corporations across the Americas
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen C. Schwartzman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Chicken Trail, Kathleen C. Schwartzman examines the impact of globalization-and of NAFTA in particular-on the North American poultry industry, focusing on the displacement of African American workers in the southeast United States and workers in Mexico. Schwartzman documents how the transformation of U.S. poultry production in the 1980s increased its export capacity and changed the nature and consequences of labor conflict. She documents how globalization-and NAFTA in particular-forced Mexico to open its commodity and capital markets, and eliminate state support of corporations and rural smallholders. As a consequence, many Mexicans were forced to abandon their no longer sustainable small farms, with some seeking work in industrialized poultry factories north of the border. By following this chicken trail, Schwartzman breaks through the deadlocked immigration debate, highlighting the broader economic and political contexts of immigration flows. The narrative that undocumented worker take jobs that Americans don't want to do is too simplistic. Schwartzman argues instead that illegal immigration is better understood as a labor story in which the hiring of undocumented workers is part of a management response to the crises of profit making and labor-management conflict. By placing the poultry industry at the center of a constellation of competing individual, corporate, and national interests and such factors as national debt, free trade, economic development, industrial restructuring, and African American unemployment, The Chicken Trail makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the implications of globalization for labor and how the externalities of free trade and neoliberalism become the social problems of nations and the tragedies of individuals".--
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1948-
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Schwartzman, Kathleen Crowley
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chicken industry
  • Chicken industry
  • Foreign workers, Mexican
  • Unemployment
  • Unemployment
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Mexico
Label
The chicken trail : following workers, migrants, and corporations across the Americas, Kathleen C. Schwartzman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Why follow chickens? -- Ethnic succession in the south -- Where have all the workers gone? -- Taylorism invades the hen house -- Solving industry crises : pollos y polleros -- Squeezing out Mexican chicken -- Voice : squawking at globalization -- Exit Mexico : "si muero lejos de ti" -- The global dilemma : summary and reflections
Control code
FIEb17519937
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 202 pages
Isbn
9780801451164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)798809954
Label
The chicken trail : following workers, migrants, and corporations across the Americas, Kathleen C. Schwartzman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Why follow chickens? -- Ethnic succession in the south -- Where have all the workers gone? -- Taylorism invades the hen house -- Solving industry crises : pollos y polleros -- Squeezing out Mexican chicken -- Voice : squawking at globalization -- Exit Mexico : "si muero lejos de ti" -- The global dilemma : summary and reflections
Control code
FIEb17519937
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 202 pages
Isbn
9780801451164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)798809954

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