Fast Food, Fast Track by Jennifer Parker Talwar
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Fast Food, Fast Track
By Jennifer Parker Talwar

Fast Food, Fast Track

Immigrants, Big Business and the American Dream

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Fast Food, Fast Track by Jennifer Parker Talwar

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Hailing from China, the Caribbean, Latin America, and India, a colorful sea of faces has taken its place behind one of the most ubiquitous American business institutions -- the fast-food counter. They have become a vital link between the growing service sector in our cities' ethnic enclaves and the multi-billion dollar global fast-food industry. For four years, sociologist Jennifer Parker Talwar went behind the counter herself and listened to immigrant fast-food workers in New York City's ethnic communities. They talked about balancing their low-paying jobs and monotonous daily reality with keeping the faith that these very jobs could be the first step on the path to the American Dream. In this original and compelling work of ethnography, Talwar shows that contrary to those arguing that the fast-food industry only represents an increasing homogenization of the American workforce, fast-food chains in immigrant communities must and do adapt to their surroundings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813341552
ISBN-10: 0813341558
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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