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Published: 29 November 2019

192 Pages

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ISBN: 9780190076474


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Labor and Legality

An Ethnography of a Mexican Immigrant Network, 10th Anniversary Edition

Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz

Issues of Globalization

Labor and Legality: An Ethnography of a Mexican Immigrant Network, Tenth Anniversary Edition, is an ethnography of undocumented immigrants who work as busboys at a Chicago-area restaurant. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz introduces readers to the Lions, ten friends from Mexico committed to improving their fortunes and the lives of their families. Set in and around "Il Vino," a restaurant that could stand in for many places that employ undocumented workers, The Tenth Anniversary Edition of Labor and Legality reveals the faces behind the war being waged over "illegal immigrants" in America. Gomberg-Muñoz focuses on how undocumented workers develop a wide range of social strategies to cultivate financial security, nurture emotional well-being, and promote their dignity and self-esteem. She also reviews the political and historical circumstances of undocumented migration, with an emphasis on post-1970 socioeconomic and political conditions in the United States and Mexico.

New to this Edition:

  • Provides new data through new interviews
  • Updates policy discussions, including the introduction of material on DACA
  • Incorporates newer and more explicit theory, especially in relation to inequality and research practices
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