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Published: 19 February 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376910-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7691-0
Published: 25 March 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391340-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9134-0
Published: 17 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004561-048
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0456-1
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384915-047
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8491-5
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374831-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7483-1
... Chapter 2 investigates how the dissident work practices of migrant domestic workers can be understood as deploying hidden tactics vis-à-vis their employers to appropriate the political script of liberal citizenship. It argues that these accounts of creative resistance are absent in the recent...
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393863-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9386-3
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
... to potential recruits what livelihood options and wage rates were on offer in a faraway megacity. 6 JANU SISTER- SUPERVISOR OF MI GRANT CONSTRUCTION WORKERS Uday Chandra 102 UDAY CHANDRA The long train journey offers a preview of Janu s relationship with the group. She has food for every one: roti and sabzi...
Published: 05 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7402-2
... This essay addresses the extent to which export-oriented factories in the textile and garment industries have a specific mode of mediating migrant workers’ experiences of inequality (in its broadest sense), their moral valuation of their labor, and their desires. All of these elements have...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374022-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7402-2
... This chapter uses Liu Zhenyun’s 2007 novel Wo jiao Liu Zhenyun [ I Am Liu Yuejin ] to reflect on shifting understandings of society and identity in contemporary China. The novel follows a migrant worker in contemporary Beijing, who finds himself caught up in a complicated set of overlapping...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374022-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7402-2
... This essay addresses the extent to which export-oriented factories in the textile and garment industries have a specific mode of mediating migrant workers’ experiences of inequality (in its broadest sense), their moral valuation of their labor, and their desires. All of these elements have been...
Published: 06 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374299-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7429-9
... of a Northeastern identity among migrant workers overlapped with ideals of work and worker. ...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374022-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7402-2
... This chapter examines three recent documentaries that focus on the children of migrant workers and their access to education. These documentaries include Jocelyn Ford’s Nowhere to Call Home , Lixin Fan’s Last Train Home , and Ji Dan’s When the Bough Breaks . These films dramatize conflicts...
Series: The World Readers, The World Readers
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-043
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... nearly four hundred thousand black miners, many of them from South Africa’s Transkei native reserve and from Mozambique. The diamond mines in Kimberley depended especially heavily on workers from the nearby mountain kingdom of Le- sotho (formerly Basutoland). Early migrants used their wages...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-095
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... Eusebio Tapia Aruni was one of three cousins from the same Aymara peasant community near Viacha who joined the guerrilla organization in Ñancahuazú in January 1967. A migrant worker in La Paz, he had become enthusiastic about the Communist Party in 1963: “I wanted the revolution to triumph so...
Published: 01 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021292-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2129-2
... and spent part of the year on itinerant farm labor circuits that took them as far north as Iowa and Minne- sota, and as far west as the states of Washington and California. Former land- owners and peons became farmworkers and migrant workers, as in Hinojo- sa s already discussed Klail City Death Trip Series...
Published: 16 June 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012016-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1201-6
... ethnic German repatriates (Spätaussiedler) moved to Germany, resulting in government restrictions on legal entry for both ethnic Germans and migrant workers.2 At the same time, however, as a result of the enlargement of the Eu- ropean Union in 2004 and 2007, a steady number of foreigners continued...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-125
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
...- lected for the migrant labor program, Livingston s account of the physical, corporeal inspections undergone by men hoping to become migrant workers has disturbing resonances with earlier accounts of the inspection of enslaved people prior to pur- chase, suggesting some continuities in labor regimes over...
Book Chapter

By Fred Rosen
Series: American Encounters/Global Interactions
Published: 08 September 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381440-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8144-0
...; indigenous rights and, 122 24, 127 29; migrant workers remittances and, 16 17; Other Campaign and, 132 33; prd debate with Comandante Mar- cos, 129 30; presidential election contested in, 133 34; water-rights treaty and, 4. See also Zapatista movement financial crisis in 1980s: Brady Plan and, 102 3...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373636-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
... dances in the umzansi style.21 The history specific to umzansi dancing, as recounted by Clegg, is that it originated around Ndwedwe and Mapumulo and the Umvoti area [of KwaZulu- Natal], was taken up by the migrant workers around Durban and became very popular at the organized dance competitions...
Series: The World Readers, The World Readers
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-081
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
.... The Goldstone Commission [appointed by the government in 1991 to in- vestigate ongoing political violence] has given further attention to [migrantworker] hostels and brought out an urgent report on certain matters and developments in this regard. The Commission indicated that the problem is one...