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How the Other Half Works

Immigration and the Social Organization of Labor

Michael I. Lichter, Roger Waldinger

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How the Other Half Works solves the riddle of America's contemporary immigration puzzle: why an increasingly high-tech society has use for so many immigrants who lack the basic skills that today's economy seems to demand. In clear and engaging style, Waldinger and Lichter isolate the key factors that explain the presence of unskilled immigrants in our midst. Focusing on Los Angeles, the capital of today's immigrant America, this hard-hitting book elucidates the other side of the new economy, showing that hiring is finding not so much "one's own kind" but rather the "right kind" to fit the demeaning, but indispensable, jobs many American workers disdain.

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unskilled immigrants, students and teachers, labor issues, sociology, labor organizations, historians, textbooks, immigrant experience, immigration, nonfiction, labor and culture, modern history, labor studies, career, survey, civic, class issues, contemporary america, historical, political science, political, race and class, social issues, workforce, history, social studies, immigrants, modern economy, unskilled workers, los angeles, migrant workers