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Scratching Out a Living – "Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South" - California Scholarship Online
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Scratching Out a Living: "Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South"

Angela Stuesse


How has Latino immigration transformed the South? In what ways is the presence of these newcomers complicating efforts to organize for workplace justice? This book takes readers deep into Mississippi's chicken-processing plants and communities, where large numbers of Latin American migrants were recruited in the mid-1990s to labor alongside an established African American workforce in some of the most dangerous and lowest-paid jobs in the country. As America's voracious appetite for chicken has grown, so has the industry's reliance on immigrant workers, whose structural position makes them par ... More

Keywords: Latino immigration, workplace justice, Latin American migrants, African American workforce, chicken, immigrant workers, poultry industry, racial inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520287204
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520287204.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angela Stuesse, author
University of South Florida