Forbidden Workers

Illegal Chinese Immigrants and American Labor

Author: Peter Kwong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565843554

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

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Tells the story of Chinese immigrants to the United States, discussing how these individuals illegally enter the country and the poor working conditions they face in their new home
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God in Chinatown

Religion and Survival in New York's Evolving Immigrant Community

Author: Kenneth J. Guest

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814731536

Category: Religion

Page: 225

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Since the passage of Roe v. Wade, the debate over reproductive rights has dominated America’s courts, legislatures, and streets. The contributors to The Reproductive Rights Reader embrace reproductive justice for all women, but challenge mainstream legal and political solutions based on protecting free choice via neutral governmental policies, which frequently ignore or jeopardize the interests of women of color and the poor. Instead, the pieces in this interdisciplinary book—including both legal cases and articles by legal scholars, historians, sociologists, political scientists and others—favor a critical analysis that addresses the concrete material conditions that limit choices, the role of law and social policy in creating those conditions, and the gendered power dynamics that inform and are reinforced by the regulation of human reproduction. The selections demonstrate that the right to choice is not an automatic guarantee of reproductive justice and gender equality; to truly achieve this ideal it is essential to recognize the complexity of women’s reproductive experiences and needs. Divided into four sections, the book examines feminist critiques of medical knowledge and practice; and the legal regulation of pregnancy termination, conception and child-bearing, and behavior during pregnancy.
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Smuggled Chinese

Clandestine Immigration to the United States

Author: Ko-lin Chin

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566397339

Category: Law

Page: 221

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Includes statistics.
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The New Chinatown

Author: Peter Kwong

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780809015856

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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Newspapers today are filled with stories of corruption and strife in America's Chinatowns, reversing the popular view of Chinese Americans as a model minority of law-abiding, hard-working people whose diligent children end up in high-tech jobs. In The New Chinatown, Peter Kwong goes beyond the headlines in a compelling and detailed account of the political and cultural isolation of Chinese-American communities. This new edition offers a revised and updated text as well as a new chapter on Chinatown in the 1990s.
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Chinese America

The Untold Story of America's Oldest New Community

Author: Peter Kwong,Dusanka Miscevic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595581198

Category: History

Page: 518

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A portrait of Chinese-American life documents the stories of Chinese pioneers who entered the country from the west coast in the mid-nineteenth century, illuminates the roles of Chinese-American transnationals who have shaped American multiculturalism, and considers the roles of Chinese Americans in immigration, globalization, and foreign policy. Reprint.
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Against the Law

Labor Protests in China’s Rustbelt and Sunbelt

Author: Ching Kwan Lee

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520250974

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

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This powerful study opens a critical perspective on the slow death of socialism and the rebirth of capitalism in the world's most dynamic and populous country. Based on remarkable fieldwork and extensive interviews in Chinese textile, apparel, machinery, and household appliance factories, Against the Law dissects the world of Chinese workers today and finds a rising tide of labor unrest mostly hidden from the world's attention. Intense working-class agitation is being spurred by massive unemployment of Mao's socialist proletariat in the northern rustbelt and by the exploitation of millions of young workers in the southern sunbelt. Providing a broad comparative political and economic analysis of the vast mosaic of this labor struggle together with unprecedented fine-grained ethnographic detail, the book portrays the multi-faceted humanity of the Chinese working class as their stories unfold in bankrupt state factories and global sweatshops, in crowded dormitories and remote villages, at heroic moments of street protests as well as in quiet disenchantment with the corrupt officialdom and the fledgling legal system.
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Labor Rising

The Past and Future of Working People in America

Author: Richard Greenwald,Daniel Katz

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1595587985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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In early 2011, when Wisconsin governor Scott Walker threatened the collective bargaining rights of the state’s public sector employees, the huge protests that erupted in response briefly put the labor movement back on the nation’s front pages. It was a fleeting reminder of a not-so-distant past when the "labor question"—and the power of organized labor—was part and parcel of a century-long struggle for justice and equality in America. The fight for Wisconsin was a rare moment when the lessons of history, in seemingly short supply, were a vital handhold for the thousands of activists—and citizens everywhere—who sensed that something had gone terribly wrong. This pithy but accessible volume is an attempt to fill that gap, providing readers with an understanding of the history that is directly relevant to the economic and political crisis working people face today. With original contributions from some our leading labor historians, social critics, and activists—including Barbara Ehrenreich, Nelson Lichtenstein, Bill Fletcher, Dana Frank, Alice Kessler-Harris, David Brody, Eileen Boris, and many others—Labor Painsmakes vital connections between the past and present, and then looks forward, asking how we might we imagine a different future for all Americans, not simply the wealthy and privileged.
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Tide Players

The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China

Author: Jianying Zha

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1595586202

Category: History

Page: 224

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China is one of the world's most rapidly changing cultural and economic landscapes which is being transformed from the inside by a new generation of savvy and inspired individuals. Zha collects nuanced and sharply etched profiles of these movers and shakers, capturing both the concrete detail and the epic dimension of life in the world's fastest growing economy through a vivid cast of characters. Deeply engaging, lucid and poignant, Zha's insightful insider-outsider portraits offer a view of China that few have seen outside of the country.
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Disoriented

Asian Americans, Law, and the Nation-State

Author: Robert Chang

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814790437

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Does "Asian American" denote an ethnic or racial identification? Is a person of mixed ancestry, the child of Euro- and Asian American parents, Asian American? What does it mean to refer to first generation Hmong refugees and fifth generation Chinese Americans both as Asian American? In Disoriented: Asian Americans, Law, and the Nation State, Robert Chang examines the current discourse on race and law and the implications of postmodern theory and affirmative action-all of which have largely excluded Asian Americans-in order to develop a theory of critical Asian American legal studies. Demonstrating that the ongoing debate surrounding multiculturalism and immigration in the U.S. is really a struggle over the meaning of "America," Chang reveals how the construction of Asian American-ness has become a necessary component in stabilizing a national American identity-- a fact Chang criticizes as harmful to Asian Americans. Defining the many "borders" that operate in positive and negative ways to construct America as we know it, Chang analyzes the position of Asian Americans within America's black/white racial paradigm, how "the family" operates as a stand-in for race and nation, and how the figure of the immigrant embodies a central contradiction in allegories of America. "Has profound political implications for race relations in the new century" —Michigan Law Review, May 2001
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Border Games

Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide

Author: Peter Andreas

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080145705X

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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The U.S.-Mexico border is the busiest in the world, the longest and most dramatic meeting point of a rich and poor country, and the site of intense confrontation between law enforcement and law evasion. Border control has changed in recent years from a low-maintenance and politically marginal activity to an intensive campaign focusing on drugs and migrant labor. Yet the unprecedented buildup of border policing has taken place in an era otherwise defined by the opening of the border, most notably through NAFTA. This contrast creates a borderless economy with a barricaded border. In the updated and expanded second edition of his essential book on policing the U.S.-Mexico border, Peter Andreas places the continued sharp escalation of border policing in the context of a transformed post-September 11 security environment. As Andreas demonstrates, in some ways it is still the same old border game but more difficult to manage, with more players, played out on a bigger stage, and with higher stakes and collateral damage.
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Smuggled Chinese

Clandestine Immigration to the United States

Author: Ko-lin Chin

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566397339

Category: Law

Page: 221

View: 776

Includes statistics.
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Asian Americans

Contemporary Trends and Issues

Author: Pyong Gap Min

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452264473

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Offering a broad overview of the Asian American experience, Asian Americans provides an accessible resource for all students interested in the expanding and important Asian American population. While historical information is provided for each group, the main focus is on the variables and issues that impact Asian American life today. The scholars who author the chapters look at topics such as labor force participation and economic status, educational achievements, intermarriage, intergroup relations, and settlement patterns. Photo essays help to enhance the presentations.
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Secret Identities

The Asian American Superhero Anthology

Author: Jeff Yang

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 159558398X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 194

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A collection of comics featuring Asian American superheroes by Asian American artists is organized by such themes as girl power and ordinary heroes with supernatural powers.
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The World Bank

Its First Half Century

Author: Devesh Kapur,John P. Lewis,Richard C. Webb

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815720126

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1276

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This effort constitutes the most comprehensive and authoritative work to date on the history of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, or the World Bank. Author-editors John Lewis, Richard Webb, and Devesh Kapur chronicle the evolution of this institution and offer insights into its successes, failures, and prospects for the future. The result of their intense labors is an invaluable resource for other researchers and a fascinating study in its own right. The work is divided into two volumes. The first is organized thematically and examines the critical events and policy issues in the World Bank's development over the last fifty years. Chapter topics include poverty alleviation, structural adjustment lending, environmental programs, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Development Association (IDA), and the evolution of the Bank as an institution. The second volume contains case studies written by experts with experience in the various regions in which the Bank operates. There are chapters on the Bank's activities in Korea, Mexico, Africa, South Asia, and Eastern Europe. Volume 2 also contains essays on the World Bank's relationship with the United States, Japan, and Western Europe, and its partnership with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). By special arrangement, the authors have had wide-ranging access to confidential documents at the World Bank, making this work a unique source of information on the internal workings of this critical institution. They have also drawn on extensive interviews with current and past Bank officials. Moreover, publication could not be more timely, coming as it does when many in the development community and in the U.S. Congress are questioning the Bank's track record and even its reason for existence. The World Bank: Its First Half Century will be of great interest not only to development practitioners but also to students of international relations, development economics, and global finance. During the course of the project, John P. Lewis and Richard Webb were nonresident senior fellows, and Devesh Kapur was a program associate, in the Foreign Policy Studies program at the Brookings Institution.
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The Road to Chinese Exclusion

The Denver Riot, 1880 Election, and Rise of the West

Author: Liping Zhu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700619191

Category: History

Page: 362

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This first detailed account of the Denver Anti-Chinese Riot of 1880 tells the complex story of how anti-Chinese nativism in the nineteenth century grew from a regional political issue to a full-fledged national concern. Provides a new way of understanding late nineteenth-century race relations, as well as American sectionalism.
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Big Dragon

China's Future : what it Means for Business, the Economy, and the Global Order

Author: Daniel Burstein,Arne J. De Keijzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780684803166

Category: Political Science

Page: 404

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A thought-provoking guide for business leaders and policy makers suggests that maintaining positive relations with China depends largely on an understanding of Chinese culture and anticipated political changes over the next twenty-five years. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
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The Case Against Immigration

The Moral, Economic, Social, and Environmental Reasons for Reducing U.S. Immigration Back to Traditional Levels

Author: Roy Howard Beck

Publisher: Roy Beck

ISBN: 0393039153

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

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Argues current immigration levels hurt individuals to communities
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Immigration and American Unionism

Author: Vernon M. Briggs

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801487101

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

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Briggs explores the close relationship between immigration and employment trends beginning in the 1780s. Combining the history of labor and of immigration, he establishes that over time unionism has thrived when the numbers of newcomers have decreased, and faltered when those figures have risen. Briggs argues that the labor movement cannot be revived unless the following steps are taken: immigration levels are reduced, admission categories changed, labor law reformed, and the enforcement of labor protection standards at the worksite enhanced.
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