American Guestworkers: Jamaicans and Mexicans in the U.S. Labor Market (Rural Studies)
By: David Griffith (author)Hardback
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The H-2 program, originally based in Florida, is the longest running labor-importation program in the country. Over the course of a quarter-century of research, Griffith studied rural labor processes and their national and international effects. In this book, he examines the socioeconomic effects of the H-2 program on both the areas where the laborers work and the areas they are from, and, taking a uniquely humanitarian stance, he considers the effects of the program on the laborers themselves.
David Griffith is Professor of Anthropology at East Carolina University. He is also the author of The Estuary's Gift: An Atlantic Coast Biography (Penn State, 1999).
ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart I: Out of FloridaIntroduction: In the State with the Prettiest Name1. Alleged Shortages at Home, Certain Surpluses Abroad: North American Temporary Worker Programs2. Occupations Abandoned, Workers Displaced: Seasonal Labor Before and After H-2Part II: Jamaican Experiences, 1981-20013. From Beauty to Truth4. Aspects of the Machete5. Guests as Hosts: Jamaicans in the Tourist IndustryPart III: Mexican Experiences, 1988-20036. When Owls Die, Ellos Nos Hierieron7. Bodies on Hold: Gender and H-2Conclusion: Lasting FirstsReferencesIndex
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