Migrant Labor and Contested Public Space, Vol. 35: 4, 2008


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Gregory Shank and Adalberto Aguirre, eds.

This issue of Social Justice examines the impact of immigrant labor, particularly from Mexico, at the local level. It remains a polarizing issue that the Obama administration may not address during his first term, disappointing Latino leaders and immigration advocates. Meanwhile, lacking a pathway to citizenship and union protections, immigrant laborers remain subject to harassment from hostile private citizens and law enforcement.

Purchase articles (click on the author link to read the abstract and buy the pdf):

Gregory Shank and Adalberto Aguirre, Overview: Migrant Labor and Contested Public Space

Adalberto Aguirre, Jr., Immigration on the Public Mind: Immigration Reform in the Obama Administration

Tanya Basok, The Intersections of the Economic and Cultural in the U.S. Labor’s Pro-Migrant Politics

Loren K. Redwood, Strong-Arming Exploitable Labor: The State and Immigrant Workers in the Post-Katrina Gulf Coast

Carol Cleaveland and Laura Kelly, Shared Social Space and Strategies to Find Work: An Exploratory Study of Mexican Day Laborers in Freehold, N.J.

Gregory M. Maney and Margaret Abraham, Whose Backyard? Boundary Making in NIMBY Opposition to Immigrant Services

John Horton, Linda Shaw, and Manuel H. Moreno, Sanctions as Everyday Resistance to Welfare Reform

Adalberto Aguirre, Jr., and Jennifer K. Simmers, Mexican Border Crossers: The Mexican Body in Immigration Discourse

Shabnam Koirala-Azad, From Traitor to Collaborator: Nepali Social Action in the Context of Immigration, Transnationalism, and Diaspora

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