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Book Presentation by Author Angela Stuesse

  • Oaxaca Lending Library 519 Calle de José María Pino Suárez Oaxaca, Oax., 68000 Mexico (map)

Angela Stuesse
Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South

Thursday, November 16 / 5pm

"This pathbreakingly nuanced and readable account of change in the U.S. South covers all the hot button topics, from immigrant arrival and reception to workplace harassment, housing issues, and race relations between Latinos, African Americans, and whites. Scratching Out a Living is the best case study out there in its richness and thoroughness - but it also transcends the entire case study model in its breadth, making a particular part of the world speak to larger issues. This important book will be celebrated by a broad range of audiences." —Steve Striffler, author of Chicken: The Dangerous Transformation of America's Favorite Food

"This richly textured ethnography excavates the complex relations among Southern whites, African Americans, and Latino immigrants in Mississippi’s poultry industry and the surrounding community… Scratching Out a Living is an exemplary work of politically engaged scholarship that offers a wealth of insight into the thorny dynamics of race and immigration in the New South." —Ruth Milkman, author of L.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement