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Fast Food, Fast Track: Immigrants, Big Business, and the American Dream

Talwar, Jennifer Parker

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ISBN 10: 0813398282 / ISBN 13: 9780813398280
Published by Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., 2002
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: Fast Food, Fast Track: Immigrants, Big ...

Publisher: Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Various Photographers

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Remainder

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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. Rather than focusing on how ethnic communities become relatively sealed off from the larger economy, Talwar explores the interplay between globalizing mainstream forces like fast-food chains and the immigrant communities of our largest and most diverse cities.

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Jennifer Parker Talwar is an assistant professor of sociology at Penn State-Berks Lehigh Valley. She lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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