On the line in Motor City: narratives of Latina auto worker culture

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dc.contributor.author Gonzalez, Lisa A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-08T19:29:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-08T19:29:44Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Gonzalez, Lisa A. 2010. On the line in Motor City: narratives of Latina auto worker culture -- Lambda Alpha Journal, v.40, p.40-53 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0047-3928
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/3894
dc.description.abstract Latina auto workers are an unrecognized population within the U.S. auto industry. This study gives voice to them by using personal accounts of their struggles working on an assembly line while raising a family. I discuss the shared vision of the American Dream of Latinas and explore how their desire for the American Dream is made all the more difficult by lifelong marginalization and the challenge of cultural assimilation. In particular, I explore the settlement patterns of Latino families to Michigan, their personal experiences navigating the auto factory work place and the effects of their role as an auto worker on their family. To gain a broader understanding of the experiences of Latinas working in the auto industry I also look at their perceptions of their own childhood experiences. Studying their interactions with others in the auto factory and exploring factors effecting the raising of their children will illustrate the complexity of their everyday lives. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries LAJ;v.40
dc.subject Assembly line en_US
dc.subject Automobile en_US
dc.subject Assimilation en_US
dc.subject American Dream en_US
dc.subject Immigration en_US
dc.subject Industry en_US
dc.subject Latino/Latina en_US
dc.subject Michigan en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.subject Workforce en_US
dc.title On the line in Motor City: narratives of Latina auto worker culture en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright by Lambda Alpha Journal, 2010.

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