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Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism
Author: Immanuel Ness

ISBN: 9780252078170
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 17 August 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 2.0
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Political scientist Immanuel Ness thoroughly investigates the use of guest workers in the United States, the largest recipient of migrant labor in the world. Ness argues that the use of migrant labor is increasing in importance and represents despotic practices calculated by key U.S. business leaders in the global economy to lower labor costs and expand profits under the guise of filling a shortage of labor for substandard or scarce skilled jobs.

 

Drawing on ethnographic field research, government data, and other sources, Ness shows how worker migration and guest worker programs weaken the power of labor in both sending and receiving countries. His in-depth case studies of the rapid expansion of technology and industrial workers from India and hospitality workers from Jamaica reveal how these programs expose guest workers to employers' abuses and class tensions in their home countrie...

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