Mexican and Central American L.A. Garment Workers

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Rebecca Budde

Globalized Industries and their Economic Constraints

ISBN 978-3-8258-8397-3
Band-Nr. 1
Jahr 2005
Seiten 160
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Soziologie und Anthropologie – Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven


Studying the urban agglomeration of Los Angeles County, CA is on the one hand very
interesting, exciting, as there is such a wide variety of people living there. This not only
concerning ethnic origins but also in view of social classes, (haves and have nots), sub
cultures, `Lebenswelten‘ and milieus. On the other hand, studying L.A. empirically, i.e. living,
working and more than anything else talking to people while observing them, gives an insight
into how a society so full of discrepancies works and operates.

„To live from day to day. That is life in L.A.“
Mirna, Los Angeles Garment Worker from Guatemala.
Undocumented migration to the USA and the US- American textile and garment industry are
examples that demonstrate well the interconnectedness of international economic interests,
policy-making and migration flows.