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Labor and Legality: An Ethnography of a Mexican Immigrant Network, 10th Anniversary Edition - Issues of Globalization:Case Studies in Contemporary Anthropology (Paperback)
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Labor and Legality: An Ethnography of a Mexican Immigrant Network, 10th Anniversary Edition - Issues of Globalization:Case Studies in Contemporary Anthropology (Paperback)

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Labor and Legality: An Ethnography of a Mexican Immigrant Network, Tenth Anniversary Edition, is an ethnography of undocumented immigrants who work as busboys at a Chicago-area restaurant. Ruth Gomberg-Munoz 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, The Tenth Anniversary Edition of Labor and Legality reveals the faces behind the war being waged over "illegal immigrants" in America. Gomberg-Munoz 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, Tenth Anniversary Edition, is one of many volumes in the series ISSUES OF GLOBALIZATION: CASE STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY ANTHROPOLOGY, which introduces key concepts and theories of globalization through rich and compelling ethnography. It offers new research through case studies in a style and format appropriate for both students and scholars of Anthropology and related fields. 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.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780190076474
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm


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I am excited to teach immigration again because students will read and discuss the Tenth Anniversary Edition of Labor and Legality. My students * who are mostly immigrants or the children of immigrants *
Through careful and compassionate ethnography, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz moves beyond one-dimensional representations of undocumented people to reveal the humanity of those struggling to improve their own lives and those of their families. With this revised edition, Gomberg-Munoz revisits a social problem that, far from being resolved, has become more dire since initial publication of Labor and Legality. * Aaron Thornburg, Eastern Oregon University *
As legacies of the U.S. in Latin America continue to play out demographically and culturally, and amid unsubstantiated assertions and policies that are damaging to many families and large sectors of communities, books like Labor and Legality are essential. This text humanizes public and policy discourse by acknowledging people as indispensable to communities, as well as to countries, which out of necessity may be more than a single place for living and connecting. * James Loukcy, Western Washington University *

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