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作者 Ribas, Vanesa, 1979- author
書名 On the line : slaughterhouse lives and the making of the new South / Vanesa Ribas
出版項 Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
國際標準書號 9780520282957 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520282964 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520282957 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520282965 (pbk. : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HD8083.N8 R53 2016    在架上    30610020495859
版本 First edition
說明 xxiv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references 255and index
Introduction : lives on the line : carving out a new South -- All roads lead from Olancho to Swine's : the making of a Latino working class in the American South -- The meanings of moyo : the transnational roots of shop floor racial talk -- "Painted black" : oppressive exploitation and racialized resentment -- The value of being negro, the cost of being hispano : "disposability" and the challenges for cross-racial solidarity in the workplace -- Black, white, and Latino bosses : how the composition of the authority structure mediates perceptions of privilege and the experience of subordination -- Exclusion or ambivalence? : explaining African American's boundary work -- Conclusion : prismatic engagement : Latino/a and African American workers' encounters in a Southern meatpacking plant
"In this gutsy, eye-opening examination of the lives of workers in the New South, Vanesa Ribas, working alongside mostly Latino/a and native-born African American laborers for sixteen months, takes us inside the contemporary American slaughterhouse. Ribas, a native Spanish speaker, occupies an insider/outsider status there, enabling her to capture vividly the oppressive exploitation experienced by her fellow workers. She showcases the particular vulnerabilities faced by immigrant workers--a constant looming threat of deportation, reluctance to seek medical attention, and family separation--as she also illuminates how workers find connection and moments of pleasure during their grueling shifts. Bringing to the fore the words, ideas, and struggles of the workers themselves, On The Line underlines how deep racial tensions permeate the factory, as an overwhelmingly minority workforce is subject to white dominance. Compulsively readable, this extraordinary ethnography makes a powerful case for greater labor protection, especially for our nation's most vulnerable workers"--Provided by publisher
主題 Foreign workers -- North Carolina -- Social conditions
Slaughtering and slaughter-houses -- North Carolina -- Employees -- Social conditions
African Americans -- North Carolina -- Social conditions
Hispanic Americans -- North Carolina -- Social conditions
Minorities -- Employment -- North Carolina
Racism in the workplace -- North Carolina
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