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Author Sen, Rinku
Title The accidental American [ebook] : immigration and citizenship in the age of globalization / Rinku Sen, with Fekkak Mamdouh
Publisher San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2008
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (vii, 248 p.)
Series A BK currents book
BK currents book
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
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
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 manag
Subject Mamdouh, Fekkak, 1961-
Mamdouh, Fekkak, 1961-
Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration.
United States -- Emigration and immigration
Genre Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author Mamdouh, Fekkak, 1961-
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781576758922 (electronic bk.)
1576758923 (electronic bk.)
9781609943080 (electronic bk.)
1609943082 (electronic bk.)

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