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Author Haley, Brian D

Title Reimagining the immigrant : the accommodation of Mexican immigrants in rural America / Brian D. Haley
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 239 pages) : illustrations, maps, digital
Contents The changing farm and town -- Making social categories from local roots and class -- The rhetoric and practice of ethnicity -- Institutions, leadership, and community -- "we want our town back!" -- Sources of local integration -- The Delictum Vineyards scandal and its aftermath -- Immigration's dual outcomes
Summary Reimagining the Immigrant examines integrative practices by residents towards Mexican immigrants in a small farm town in California. Bolstered by ethnographic detail, Haley describes the complex interaction between the farm labor market, migration, and settlement alternatives available to farm workers, shedding light on the coexisting practices of discrimination and accommodation and the ways in which immigrants and established residents reimagine ethnic identity in a more positive light
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Migrant agricultural laborers -- California -- San Luis Obispo County -- Social conditions
Mexicans -- California -- San Luis Obispo County -- Social conditions
Agriculture -- Social aspects -- California -- San Luis Obispo County
Migration, immigration & emigration -- Mexico -- USA.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Agriculture -- Social aspects.
Emigration and immigration.
Mexicans -- Social conditions.
Migrant agricultural laborers -- Social conditions.
Race relations.
Rural conditions.
SUBJECT San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) -- Rural conditions
San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) -- Race relations
Mexico -- Emigration and immigration
United States -- Emigration and immigration.
Subject California -- San Luis Obispo County.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230104198