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The Resource Undocumented : how immigration became illegal, Aviva Chomsky

Undocumented : how immigration became illegal, Aviva Chomsky

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Undocumented : how immigration became illegal
Title
Undocumented
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how immigration became illegal
Statement of responsibility
Aviva Chomsky
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book looks at the role illegality or undocumentedness plays in our society and economy. It shows how the status was created, and how and why people, especially Mexicans and Central Americans, have been assigned this status. The first three chapters look at the histories of social exclusion. One looks specifically at the Mexican and Guatemalan contexts to understand why such large numbers of people from these countries enter the United States without documents, and how those who do so understand their own motivations. Two chapters focus on the role of illegality in the economy. Undocumented people tend to work in three different kinds of jobs: jobs that have been historically marginalized, like those in agriculture; jobs that have been downgraded from well-paid, unionized work to low-wage labor, like meatpacking; and newly booming job categories that underlie post-war consumerist prosperity like landscaping and childcare work. One chapter looks at children and families, focusing especially on the experiences of undocumented youth and youth with undocumented parents, and at the leadership role that undocumented youth have taken in the undocumented rights movement. One looks at the dizzying complexity of status to point out that virtually nobody really understand what "illegal" means. It looks at the detention system and the interests behind it. Finally, the last chapter explores the different "solutions" to the problem of undocumentedness that have been proposed and implemented over time, and shows why they have failed. Undocumentedness is deeply imbedded in global and national political and economic systems, and the concept itself must be understood and challenged in order to create a more just system. "--
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Title
Undocumented
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Summary
Immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky shows how "illegality" and "undocumentedness" are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit. With a focus on US policy, she probes how and why people, especially Mexican and Central Americans, have been assigned this status - and to what ends. Blending history with human drama, Chomsky explores what it means to be undocumented in a legal, social, economic, and historical context. She also unmasks how undocumented people live - how they work, what social services they're eligible for, and how being undocumented affects the lives of children and families
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Tone
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.1370973
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6465
LC item number
.C46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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adult
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How immigration became illegal
Undocumented : how immigration became illegal, Aviva Chomsky
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Where did illegality come from? -- Choosing to be undocumented -- Becoming illegal -- What part of "illegal" do you understand? -- Working (part 1) -- Working (part 2) -- Children and families -- Solutions
Control code
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
x, 246 pages
Isbn
9780807001677
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013041931
System control number
(OCoLC)856977305

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