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dc.contributor.authorGonzalez, Lisa A.
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-08T19:29:44Z
dc.date.available2011-11-08T19:29:44Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationGonzalez, Lisa A. 2010. On the line in Motor City: narratives of Latina auto worker culture -- Lambda Alpha Journal, v.40, p.40-53en_US
dc.identifier.issn0047-3928
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/3894
dc.description.abstractLatina 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.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWichita State University. Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLAJ;v.40
dc.subjectAssembly lineen_US
dc.subjectAutomobileen_US
dc.subjectAssimilationen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Dreamen_US
dc.subjectImmigrationen_US
dc.subjectIndustryen_US
dc.subjectLatino/Latinaen_US
dc.subjectMichiganen_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.subjectWorkforceen_US
dc.titleOn the line in Motor City: narratives of Latina auto worker cultureen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright by Lambda Alpha Journal, 2010.


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