The Resource The accidental American : immigration and citizenship in the age of globalization, Rinku Sen, with Fekkak Mamdouh

The accidental American : immigration and citizenship in the age of globalization, Rinku Sen, with Fekkak Mamdouh

Label
The accidental American : immigration and citizenship in the age of globalization
Title
The accidental American
Title remainder
immigration and citizenship in the age of globalization
Statement of responsibility
Rinku Sen, with Fekkak Mamdouh
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Accidental American vividly illustrates the challenges and contradictions of U. S. immigration policy, and argues that, just as there is a free flow of capital in the world economy, there should be a free flow of labor. Author Rinku Sen alternates chapters telling the story of one "accidental American"--coauthor Fekkak Mamdouh, a Morrocan-born waiter at a restaurant in the World Trade Center whose life was thrown into turmoil on 9/11--with a thorough critique of current immigration policy. Sen and Mamdouh describe how members of the largely immigrant food industry workforce managed to overcome divisions in the aftermath of 9/11 and form the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY) to fight for jobs and more equitable treatment. This extraordinary story serves to illuminate the racial, cultural, and economic conflicts embedded in the current immigration debate and helps frame the argument for a more humane immigration and global labor system. -- from amazon.com
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sen, Rinku
Dewey number
304.8/73
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6465
LC item number
.S44 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mamdouh, Fekkak
Series statement
A BK currents book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mamdouh, Fekkak
  • United States
  • Immigrants
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Label
The accidental American : immigration and citizenship in the age of globalization, Rinku Sen, with Fekkak Mamdouh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: coming to citizenship in a near-global age -- Leaving home -- Us and them after 9/11 -- Crimmigration -- Learning to organize -- Building a cooperative restaurant -- Scaling up throughout the industry -- Framing the immigration debate -- Growing a movement -- Dreaming globally -- Everybody means everybody
Control code
ocn221141440
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781576754382
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008022231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)221141440
Label
The accidental American : immigration and citizenship in the age of globalization, Rinku Sen, with Fekkak Mamdouh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: coming to citizenship in a near-global age -- Leaving home -- Us and them after 9/11 -- Crimmigration -- Learning to organize -- Building a cooperative restaurant -- Scaling up throughout the industry -- Framing the immigration debate -- Growing a movement -- Dreaming globally -- Everybody means everybody
Control code
ocn221141440
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781576754382
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008022231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)221141440

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