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Global Heartland: Displaced Labor, Transnational Lives, and Local Placemaking (Hardback)

Faranak Miraftab

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ISBN 10: 0253019273 / ISBN 13: 9780253019271
Edité par Indiana University Press, United States, 2016
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Global Heartland is the account of diverse, dispossessed, and displaced people brought together in a former sundown town in Illinois. Recruited to work in the local meat-processing plant, African Americans, Mexicans, and West Africans re-create the town in unexpected ways. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted in the US, Mexico, and Togo, Faranak Miraftab shows how this workforce is produced for the global labor market; how the displaced workers transnational lives help them stay in these jobs; and how they negotiate their relationships with each other across the lines of ethnicity, race, language, and nationality as they make a new home. Beardstown is not an exception but an example of local-global connections that make for local development. Focusing on a locality in a non-metropolitan region, this work contributes to urban scholarship on globalization by offering a fresh perspective on politics and materialities of placemaking. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780253019271

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Global Heartland is the account of diverse, dispossessed, and displaced people brought together in a former sundown town in Illinois. Recruited to work in the local meat-processing plant, African Americans, Mexicans, and West Africans re-create the town in unexpected ways. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted in the US, Mexico, and Togo, Faranak Miraftab shows how this workforce is produced for the global labor market; how the displaced workers transnational lives help them stay in these jobs; and how they negotiate their relationships with each other across the lines of ethnicity, race, language, and nationality as they make a new home. Beardstown is not an exception but an example of local-global connections that make for local development. Focusing on a locality in a non-metropolitan region, this work contributes to urban scholarship on globalization by offering a fresh perspective on politics and materialities of placemaking."

Critique: "[V]ery accessible, and yet [it] teaches us an original way to think about the issues of globalization, labor and work, provincialism, and cultural-social reproduction within and across ethnic communities.... [E]xtremely readable, cogent, beautifully told, and thought-provoking." Michael Goldman, author of Imperial Nature: The World Bank and Struggles for Social Justice in the Age of Globalization"

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Titre : Global Heartland: Displaced Labor, ...

Éditeur : Indiana University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2016

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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