The accidental American : immigration and citizenship in the age of globalization / Rinku Sen, with Fekkak Mamdouh.Material type: TextSeries: BK currents bookPublication details: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©2008. Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (vii, 248 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781576758922; 1576758923; 9781609943080; 1609943082; 1282299468; 9781282299467Subject(s): Mamdouh, Fekkak, 1961- | Mamdouh, Fekkak, 1961- | Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography | September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 | United States -- Emigration and immigration | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- General | Emigration and immigration | Immigrants | New York (State) -- New York | United States | September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) | 2001Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Biographies. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Accidental American.DDC classification: 304.8/73 LOC classification: JV6465 | .S44 2008ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: coming to citizenship in a near-global age -- Leaving home -- Us and them after 9/11 -- Crimmigration -- Learning to organize -- Building a cooperative restaurant -- Scaling up throughout the industry -- Framing the immigration debate -- Growing a movement -- Dreaming globally -- Everybody means everybody.
Print version record.
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 manag.