Accidental American by Rinku Sen
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Accidental American
By Rinku Sen

The Accidental American

Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization

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Accidental American by Rinku Sen

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781576754382
ISBN-10: 1576754383
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 165mm x 23mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Berrett-Koehler
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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