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Bonacich, Edna

Overview
Works: 30 works in 98 publications in 1 language and 5,383 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: HD2346.U52, 331.625073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edna Bonacich
Immigrant entrepreneurs : Koreans in Los Angeles, 1965-1982 by Ivan Hubert Light( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor immigration under capitalism : Asian workers in the United States before World War II( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic basis of ethnic solidarity : small business in the Japanese American community by Edna Bonacich( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the label : inequality in the Los Angeles apparel industry by Edna Bonacich( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study, Edna Bonacich and Richard Appelbaum investigate the return of sweatshops to the apparel industry, especially in Los Angeles. The "new" sweatshops, they say, need to be understood in terms of the decline in the American welfare state and its strong unions and the rise in global and flexible production
The New Asian immigration in Los Angeles and global restructuring( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on Los Angeles as a critical "world city" in the developing global economy and also as the center of new Asian immigration. Included are discussions of the settlement patterns of various groups of Asians in relation to the social, economic, and political developments in Asia and the United States
Getting the goods : ports, labor, and the logistics revolution by Edna Bonacich( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global production : the apparel industry in the Pacific Rim by Edna Bonacich( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of original essays examines the social and political consequences of the globalization of the apparel industry in Asia, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the United States. The contributors analyze the countries' trade policies, the apparel industry's network of capital ad labor, working conditions in garment factories, and the role of workers, especially women. Written by scholars of various nationalities and from different disciplines, this volume provides a look at the industry from the perspective of participants within each country and illustrates a general trend toward the internationalization of production and global economic restructuring."--Book cover
Deadlock in school desegregation : a case study of Inglewood, California by Edna Bonacich( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ups and downs( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the 1950s when opportunity reached its peak, the gap between the "haves and have nots" has grown. This lesson looks at social stratification and the dimensions of social inequality that exist in the United States, as seen in the story of an immigrant from Eastern Europe who, along with her family, comes to the U.S. with virtually nothing, and eventually manages to open and operate a successful child care business."
Worlds apart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why can one continent be relatively affluent and another mired in poverty? This lesson looks at stratification on a global scale and introduces the ideas of globalization and neo-liberalism. The lesson features Doctors Without Borders -- an organization whose stated aim is to serve populations in need anywhere in the world irrespective of religious, political or social barriers that may exist"--Container
Waves of change( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is social change and what are its causes?" This final lesson of the series provides a deeper understanding of both the concepts and the consequences at the heart of social change. As a case study this segment documents how the Winnemen Wintu, a Native American tribe in the Shasta-Trinity Area of Northern California, have been negatively impacted by U.S. Government water and land policies
Working world( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today we live in a rapidly changing economic and social climate that emphasizes the bottom line. What is the impact on society? What role does globalization play? The situation faced by striking grocery workers illustrates some of the frustrations experienced by employees in today's changing global economy. This lesson also includes a discussion around the impact one retail giant in particular is having on workers, the economy, and the world -- Walmart."
Asian & Latino immigrants in the Los Angeles garment industry : an exploration of the relationship between capitalism and racial oppression by Edna Bonacich( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A symposium on labor : is labor on the move again?( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds apart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why can one continent be relatively affluent and another mired in poverty? This lesson looks at stratification on a global scale. The ideas of globalization and neo-liberalism are introduced. The lesson features Doctors Without Borders--an organization whose stated aim is to serve populations in need anywhere in the world irrespective of religious, political or social barriers that may exist
Asian Pacific American workers : contemporary issues in the labor movement( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small Business Among Koreans in Los Angeles by Edna Bonacich( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this paper is to describe the character of small business among Koreans in Los Angeles, to examine the means by which Koreans are able to enter small business in an economy which clearly is moving in the opposite direction, and to consider why it is that immigrant small business should flourish within monopoly capitalism. Korean entrepreneurs concentrate heavily in trade and service. Their businesses are small in size and rely little on wage labor. Their clientele is not confined to the ethnic community. These characteristic suggests that Koreans serve as an example of the role of middleman minorities in advanced capitalism. Three possible forces within U.S. monopoly capitalism which encourage Koreans to enter small business are considered. The first is that the system helps to create Korean small business, (1) using Koreans to play a middleman role to the masses, especially low income minorities, (2) helping to distribute corporate profits, and, (3) bearing the brunt of hostility, crime, and low profits accruing to retailers in poor areas. The second approach is to see the monopoly capitalism as somewhat porous, leaving niches which the enterprising small businessman can take advantage of. A third interpretation is that Koreans actively create small business niches within monopoly capitalism. (Author/JM)
Working( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores globalization and other economic realities behind the massive influx of women into the work force, along with the domestic implications that have resulted
Race and Class: A Split Labor Market Perspective by Edna Bonacich( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racial and ethnic groups often come to play a specialized economic role in the societies in which they live. Race and ethnicity are in themselves of minimal importance. When these boundaries persist, it is because of economic and political reasons. Various examples of subproletariat ethnic groups from societies around the world serve to illustrate this point. The price of labor, a class issue, is one of the major contributing factors to the phenomenon of racial and ethnic specialization. Some causes of world differences in the price of labor are the national level of development, imperialism, migration, and middlemen in the labor market. The phenomenon of displacement works to undermine class struggle between capital and high priced labor. Higher priced labor can respond to displacement in one of two ways: by blocking capital's access to cheap labor, or by trying to make the labor force homogeneous by raising the price of cheap labor. While the latter is more of an equalizer of human economic conditions, the structure and dynamics of capitalist labor markets make it difficult to achieve. Racially oppressed cheap labor groups will continue to persist as long as there is a split along class lines. (Author/GC)
Making it in America : a social evaluation of the ethics of immigrant entrepreneurship by Edna Bonacich( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Immigrant entrepreneurs : Koreans in Los Angeles, 1965-1982
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Behind the label : inequality in the Los Angeles apparel industryThe New Asian immigration in Los Angeles and global restructuringGetting the goods : ports, labor, and the logistics revolutionGlobal production : the apparel industry in the Pacific Rim