More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Only one copy
in stock at this price.
In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours.
Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days
Starting at $8.46
Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 8/25/2010.
What is included with this book?
- The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
- The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to inclue any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
Labor and Legality: Life in a Mexican Immigrant Network is an ethnography of undocumented immigrants who work as busboys at a Chicago-area restaurant. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz introduces readers to the Lions, ten friends from Mexico committed to improving their fortunes and the lives of their families. Set in and around "Il Vino," a restaurant that could stand in for many places that employ undocumented workers, Labor and Legality reveals the faces behind the war being waged over "illegal aliens" in America. Gomberg-Muñoz focuses on how undocumented workers develop a wide range of social strategies to cultivate financial security, nurture emotional well-being, and promote their dignity and self-esteem. She also reviews the political and historical circumstances of undocumented migration, with an emphasis on post-1970 socioeconomic and political conditions in the United States and Mexico. Labor and Legality is one of several volumes in the Issues of Globalization: Case Studies in Contemporary Anthropology series, which examines the experiences of individual communities in our contemporary world. Each volume offers a brief and engaging exploration of a particular issue arising from globalization and its cultural, political, and economic effects on certain peoples or groups. Ideal for introductory anthropology courses-and as supplements for a variety of upper-level courses-these texts seamlessly combine portraits of an interconnected and globalized world with narratives that emphasize the agency of their subjects.
Ruth Gomberg-Muoz is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work has been published in American Anthropologist and the Journal for Latino-Latin American Studies.
Table of Contents
|Meet the Lions||p. 5|
|A Dog's Life: Luis||p. 5|
|I Want Respect at My Job: Rene||p. 7|
|Meet the Lions||p. 10|
|Il Vino Buono||p. 15|
|What Does a Busboy Do?||p. 17|
|How Do the Lions Compare to Other Groups of Workers?||p. 18|
|Why is There Undocumented Migration?||p. 22|
|Papa Juan's Story||p. 22|
|A History of Mexican Labor Migration to the United States||p. 26|
|The Beginnings of Borders in North America||p. 26|
|The Seeds of Globalization: Development and Migration||p. 27|
|The Roots Take Hold: The Breadbasket and the Bracero Program||p. 30|
|Reaping the Harvest: The Political Production of "Illegal Immigration"||p. 32|
|Politics of Marginalization||p. 34|
|Politics of Labor Reproduction||p. 36|
|Jumping and Adjusting to Life Under the Radar||p. 41|
|Migration: Chuy's Story||p. 41|
|Life in León||p. 44|
|Family Strategies||p. 47|
|The Price of Crossing||p. 52|
|Life Under the Radar: Papers||p. 53|
|Life Under the Radar: Getting Adjusted||p. 55|
|Changing Ideas of Home: Return Migration and Return-Return Migration||p. 59|
|Múy Unidos: Friends, Networks, and Households||p. 63|
|Having Friends Makes Things Easier: Alejandro||p. 63|
|Utilizing a Social Network: Finding Work||p. 65|
|Money and Respect: Assessing Jobs and Bosses||p. 67|
|Getting Paid and Managing Money||p. 71|
|Utilizing a Social Network: Households||p. 74|
|Echándole Ganas: Working Hard||p. 80|
|A Little Extra: Roberto||p. 80|
|Extra Work, Flexible Work||p. 84|
|A Hypothetical Day in the Work Life of an Il Vino Busboy||p. 84|
|Learning the Ropes: Humor and Hazing||p. 89|
|Working as a Team||p. 92|
|Covering and Criticizing: Protecting the Group and Enforcing the Norms||p. 94|
|Why Work Hard? Dimensions of Willingness||p. 97|
|Consent and Contradiction||p. 99|
|Los Número Uno: Identity, Dignity, and Esteem||p. 102|
|They're Good People: Lalo||p. 102|
|Race, Class, and Illegality: Structural Dimensions of Mexican Immigrant Identity||p. 105|
|Mojarones and Pacos: Race, Class, and Illegality at Il Vino||p. 107|
|The Dignity of Hard Work||p. 111|
|On the Margins of the "American Dream"||p. 116|
|Gendered Identity and the Honor of Family Men||p. 118|
|Illegals and Criminals: Racism, Nativism, and the Criminalization of Low-Wage Labor||p. 124|
|We Wetbacks are People Who Like to Work: Leonardo||p. 124|
|Myths and Realities||p. 126|
|Illegals and Criminals||p. 132|
|Toward an Anti-Nativist, Anti-Racist Perspective on Immigration||p. 135|
|Appendix: Interview Outline-Core Participants||p. 141|
|Student Resource Guide||p. 145|
|References Cited||p. 153|
|Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.|