9780520246430-0520246438-Janitors, Street Vendors, and Activists: The Lives of Mexican Immigrants in Silicon Valley

Janitors, Street Vendors, and Activists: The Lives of Mexican Immigrants in Silicon Valley

ISBN-13: 9780520246430
ISBN-10: 0520246438
Edition: First
Author: Zlolniski, Christian
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 262 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520246430
ISBN-10: 0520246438
Edition: First
Author: Zlolniski, Christian
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 262 pages

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Acknowledged authors Zlolniski, Christian wrote Janitors, Street Vendors, and Activists: The Lives of Mexican Immigrants in Silicon Valley comprising 262 pages back in 2006. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520246438 and 9780520246430. Since then Janitors, Street Vendors, and Activists: The Lives of Mexican Immigrants in Silicon Valley textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This highly accessible, engagingly written book exposes the underbelly of California’s Silicon Valley, the most successful high-technology region in the world, in a vivid ethnographic study of Mexican immigrants employed in Silicon Valley’s low-wage jobs. Christian Zlolniski’s on-the-ground investigation demonstrates how global forces have incorporated these workers as an integral part of the economy through subcontracting and other flexible labor practices and explores how these labor practices have in turn affected working conditions and workers’ daily lives. In Zlolniski’s analysis, these immigrants do not emerge merely as victims of a harsh economy; despite the obstacles they face, they are transforming labor and community politics, infusing new blood into labor unions, and challenging exclusionary notions of civic and political membership. This richly textured and complex portrait of one community opens a window onto the future of Mexican and other Latino immigrants in the new U.S. economy.

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