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On the LineSlaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South$
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Vanesa Ribas

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520282957

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520282957.001.0001

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Lives on The Line: Carving Out A New South

(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
On the Line

Vanesa Ribas

University of California Press

This introductory chapter outlines the course of the book, and it begins with a scene of an ordinary day working on the production line. The reader is introduced to six workers who will be featured throughout the ethnography. Immigration trends are discussed, along with the economic factors that shaped the context for the transformation of intergroup relations in the American South.

Keywords:   American South, immigration trends, intergroup relations, economic restructuring, ethnography

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