The Resource Illegal people : how globalization creates migration and criminalizes immigrants, David Bacon

Illegal people : how globalization creates migration and criminalizes immigrants, David Bacon

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Illegal people : how globalization creates migration and criminalizes immigrants
Title
Illegal people
Title remainder
how globalization creates migration and criminalizes immigrants
Statement of responsibility
David Bacon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: For two decades veteran photojournalist David Bacon has documented the connections between labor, migration, and the global economy. In Illegal People Bacon explores the human side of globalization, exposing the many ways it uproots people in Latin America and Asia, driving them to migrate. At the same time, U.S. immigration policy makes the labor of those displaced people a crime in the United States. Illegal People explains why our national policy produces even more displacement, more migration, more immigration raids, and a more divided, polarized society. Through interviews and on-the-spot reporting from both impoverished communities abroad and American immigrant workplaces and neighborhoods, Bacon shows how the United States' trade and economic policy abroad, in seeking to create a favorable investment climate for large corporations, creates conditions to displace communities and set migration into motion. Trade policy and immigration are intimately linked, Bacon argues, and are, in fact, elements of a single economic system. In particular, he analyzes NAFTA's corporate tilt as a cause of displacement and migration from Mexico and shows how criminalizing immigrant labor benefits employers. For example, Bacon explains that, pre-NAFTA, Oaxacan corn farmers received subsidies for their crops. State-owned CONASUPO markets turned the corn into tortillas and sold them, along with milk and other basic foodstuffs, at low, subsidized prices in cities. Post-NAFTA, several things happened: the Mexican government was forced to end its subsidies for corn, which meant that farmers couldn't afford to produce it; the CONASUPO system was dissolved; and cheap U.S. corn flooded the Mexican market, driving the price of corn sharply down. Because Oaxacan farming families can't sell enough corn to buy food and supplies, many thousands migrate every year, making the perilous journey over the border into the United States only to be labeled "illegal" and to find that working itself has become, for them, a crime. Bacon powerfully traces the development of illegal status back to slavery and shows the human cost of treating the indispensable labor of millions of migrants-and the migrants themselves-as illegal. Illegal People argues for a sea change in the way we think, debate, and legislate around issues of migration and globalization, making a compelling case for why we need to consider immigration and migration from a globalized human rights perspective
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Bacon, David
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD8081.A5
LC item number
B33 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Foreign workers
  • Foreign workers
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Labor policy
  • Labor movement
  • Labor unions
  • Illegal aliens
Label
Illegal people : how globalization creates migration and criminalizes immigrants, David Bacon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1: Making work a crime. Merry Christmas, you're fired ; How the housekeepers saw it ; Smithfield raids: overt union-busting -- 2: Why did we come? Flight from Oaxaca ; Battles in the mines -- 3: Displacement and migration. Forcing people into the migrant stream ; Sensenbrenner family business ; Migrant labor: an indispensable part of a global system ; Profitability of undocumented labor -- 4: Fast track to the past. Not enough workers! ; Modern-day braceros ; How corporations won the debate on immigration reform -- 5: Which side are you on? Paolo Freire on LA's mean streets ; Los Angeles: class war's Ground Zero ; Story of Ana Martinez ; Immigration enforcement becomes a weapon to stop unions ; Operation vanguard ; Immigrant workers ask labor: "which side are you on?" -- 6: Blacks plus immigrants plus unions equals power. Mississippi battleground ; Katrina: window on a nightmare ; Common ground of jobs and rights ; Remedy the past's injustice ; People in the streets want more -- 7: Illegal people or illegal work? Illegal means not European and not white ; Fighting second-class status ; Silicon Valley's high-tech sweatshops ; What future for our children? -- 8: Whose new world order? High skills and low salaries ; From guest worker to German citizen ; Suppressing asylum seekers while promoting "managed migration" ; Mode 4 and the UN Convention on the Rights of Migrants ; Transnational communities: a new definition of citizenship
Extent
1 online resource (x, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560637181
Label
Illegal people : how globalization creates migration and criminalizes immigrants, David Bacon
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1: Making work a crime. Merry Christmas, you're fired ; How the housekeepers saw it ; Smithfield raids: overt union-busting -- 2: Why did we come? Flight from Oaxaca ; Battles in the mines -- 3: Displacement and migration. Forcing people into the migrant stream ; Sensenbrenner family business ; Migrant labor: an indispensable part of a global system ; Profitability of undocumented labor -- 4: Fast track to the past. Not enough workers! ; Modern-day braceros ; How corporations won the debate on immigration reform -- 5: Which side are you on? Paolo Freire on LA's mean streets ; Los Angeles: class war's Ground Zero ; Story of Ana Martinez ; Immigration enforcement becomes a weapon to stop unions ; Operation vanguard ; Immigrant workers ask labor: "which side are you on?" -- 6: Blacks plus immigrants plus unions equals power. Mississippi battleground ; Katrina: window on a nightmare ; Common ground of jobs and rights ; Remedy the past's injustice ; People in the streets want more -- 7: Illegal people or illegal work? Illegal means not European and not white ; Fighting second-class status ; Silicon Valley's high-tech sweatshops ; What future for our children? -- 8: Whose new world order? High skills and low salaries ; From guest worker to German citizen ; Suppressing asylum seekers while promoting "managed migration" ; Mode 4 and the UN Convention on the Rights of Migrants ; Transnational communities: a new definition of citizenship
Extent
1 online resource (x, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560637181

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