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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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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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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.

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Blurber is author's former professor. Do not use.

We've heard much about global cities, but this is global small-town America, where rates of in-migration are high, where ghost towns are revitalized, and where different ethnic groups get along.Miraftab combines extraordinary fieldwork with a brilliant argument about one of the latest forms of modern capitalism. This is a very important book.Arlie Hochschild, author of The Outsourced Self"



"[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"

""[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"

"In Faranak Miraftab s book, Global Heartland, the life of the meatpacker is vividly brought to life. Miraftab studies the lived-realities of meatpacking laborers to understand how the industry has influenced the economic revitalization and social transformation of the small, rural community of Beardstown, Illinois, while arguing that the thriving economy and cultural diversity successes of the area obscure larger narratives about the unequal global ties that enabled these changes." Antipode
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"In Faranak Miraftab s book, Global Heartland, the life of the meatpacker is vividly brought to life. Miraftab studies the lived-realities of meatpacking laborers to understand how the industry has influenced the economic revitalization and social transformation of the small, rural community of Beardstown, Illinois, while arguing that the thriving economy and cultural diversity successes of the area obscure larger narratives about the unequal global ties that enabled these changes." Antipode

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"Faranak Miraftab s powerful and, at times, very personal study of the meat-packing industry in
Beardstown, Illinois, offers an exemplary analysis of the relational character of place. The book challenges us to think seriously about places that are all too often located at the periphery of mainstream urban theory." AAG Review of Books

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""[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



"Faranak Miraftab's powerful and, at times, very personal study of the meat-packing industry in
Beardstown, Illinois, offers an exemplary analysis of the relational character of place. The book challenges us to think seriously about places that are all too often located at the periphery of mainstream urban theory." --AAG Review of Books



"In Faranak Miraftab's book, Global Heartland, the life of the meatpacker is vividly brought to life. Miraftab studies the lived-realities of meatpacking laborers to understand how the industry has influenced the economic revitalization and social transformation of the small, rural community of Beardstown, Illinois, while arguing that the thriving economy and cultural diversity successes of the area obscure larger narratives about the unequal global ties that enabled these changes." --Antipode



--[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



-Faranak Miraftab's powerful and, at times, very personal study of the meat-packing industry in
Beardstown, Illinois, offers an exemplary analysis of the relational character of place. The book challenges us to think seriously about places that are all too often located at the periphery of mainstream urban theory.- --AAG Review of Books



-In Faranak Miraftab's book, Global Heartland, the life of the meatpacker is vividly brought to life. Miraftab studies the lived-realities of meatpacking laborers to understand how the industry has influenced the economic revitalization and social transformation of the small, rural community of Beardstown, Illinois, while arguing that the thriving economy and cultural diversity successes of the area obscure larger narratives about the unequal global ties that enabled these changes.- --Antipode

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