Accidental American Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization
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Description: The Accidental American vividly illustrates the challenges and contradictions of U. S. immigration policy, and argues that, just as there is a free flow of capital in the world economy, there should be a free flow of labor. Author Rinku Sen alternates chapters telling the story of one "accidental American"???coauthor Fekkak Mamdouh, a Morrocan-born waiter at a restaurant in the World Trade Center whose life was thrown into turmoil on 9/11-- with a thorough critique of current immigration policy. Sen and Mamdouh describe how members of the largely immigrant food industry workforce managed to overcome divisions in the aftermath of 9/11 and form the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY) to fight for jobs and more equitable treatment. This extraordinary story serves to illuminate the racial, cultural, and economic conflicts embedded in the current immigration debate and helps frame the argument for a more humane immigration and global labor system.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
|Introduction: Coming to Citizenship in a Near-Global Age|
|Us and Them After 9/11|
|Learning to Organize|
|Building a Cooperative Restaurant|
|Scaling Up Throughout the Industry|
|Framing the Immigration Debate|
|Growing a Movement|
|Everybody Means Everybody|
|About the Authors|