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Global Heartland

Displaced Labor, Transnational Lives, and Local Placemaking

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Global Heartland is the account of diverse, dispossessed, and displaced people brought together in a former sundown town in Illinois. Recruited to work in the local meat-processing plant, African Americans, Mexicans, and West Africans re-create the town in unexpected ways. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted in the US, Mexico, and Togo, Faranak Miraftab shows how this workforce is produced for the global labor market; how the displaced workers’ transnational lives help them stay in these jobs; and how they negotiate their relationships with each other across the lines of ethnicity, race, language, and nationality as they make a new home. Beardstown is not an exception but an example of local-global connections that make for local development. Focusing on a locality in a non-metropolitan region, this work contributes to urban scholarship on globalization by offering a fresh perspective on politics and materialities of placemaking. Winner: Davidoff Book Award, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Winner: Global & Transnational Sociology section Book Award, American Sociological Association (ASA) Finalist: C. Wright Mills Book Award, Society for Study of Social Problems (SSSP)

Global Heartland
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Politics & Current Events
  • Published: Jan 07, 2016
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Seller: Ingram DV LLC
  • Print Length: 310 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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