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Chomsky, Aviva 1957-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 118 publications in 3 languages and 8,548 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: JV6455, 304.873
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Most widely held works about Aviva Chomsky
 
Most widely held works by Aviva Chomsky
"They take our jobs!" : and 20 other myths about immigration by Aviva Chomsky( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debunks a variety of myths surrounding the subject of immigration and immigrants in the United States, covering the economy, the law, race, and government policies
The Cuba reader : history, culture, politics( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It combines songs, paintings, photographs, poems, short stories, speeches, cartoons, government reports and proclamations, and pieces by historians, journalists, and others. Most of these are by Cubans, and many appear for the first time in English. The writings and speeches of José Martí, Fernando Ortiz, Fidel Castro, Alejo Carpentier, Che Guevera, and Reinaldo Arenas appear alongside the testimonies of slaves, prostitutes, doctors, travelers, and activists. Some selections examine health, education, Catholicism, and santería; others celebrate Cuba{u2019}s vibrant dance, music, film, and literary cultures. The volume presents a number of pieces about twentieth-century Cuba, including the events leading up to and following Castro{u2019}s January 1959 announcement of revolution. It provides a look at Cuba in relation to the rest of the world: the effect of its revolution on Latin America and the Caribbean, its alliance with the Soviet Union from the 1960s until the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989, and its tumultuous relationship with the United States. It also describes life in the periodo especial following the cutoff of Soviet aid and the tightening of the U.S. embargo."--Provided by publisher
A history of the Cuban Revolution by Aviva Chomsky( Book )

30 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an event that continues to spark debate 50 years later. It balances a comprehensive overview of the political and economic events of the revolution with a look at the revolution's social impact, and provides an on-the-ground look at the lives of ordinary people. It also features both U.S. and Cuban perspectives to provide a complete and well-rounded look at the revolution and its repercussions, and encourages students to understand history through the viewpoint of individuals living it
Undocumented : how immigration became illegal by Aviva Chomsky( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book looks at the role illegality or undocumentedness plays in our society and economy. It shows how the status was created, and how and why people, especially Mexicans and Central Americans, have been assigned this status. The first three chapters look at the histories of social exclusion. One looks specifically at the Mexican and Guatemalan contexts to understand why such large numbers of people from these countries enter the United States without documents, and how those who do so understand their own motivations. Two chapters focus on the role of illegality in the economy. Undocumented people tend to work in three different kinds of jobs: jobs that have been historically marginalized, like those in agriculture; jobs that have been downgraded from well-paid, unionized work to low-wage labor, like meatpacking; and newly booming job categories that underlie post-war consumerist prosperity like landscaping and childcare work. One chapter looks at children and families, focusing especially on the experiences of undocumented youth and youth with undocumented parents, and at the leadership role that undocumented youth have taken in the undocumented rights movement. One looks at the dizzying complexity of status to point out that virtually nobody really understand what "illegal" means. It looks at the detention system and the interests behind it. Finally, the last chapter explores the different "solutions" to the problem of undocumentedness that have been proposed and implemented over time, and shows why they have failed. Undocumentedness is deeply imbedded in global and national political and economic systems, and the concept itself must be understood and challenged in order to create a more just system."--
West Indian workers and the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica, 1870-1940 by Aviva Chomsky( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"History of UFCO's Atlantic coast operations in Costa Rica from perspective of largely West Indian labor force. Examines formation of enclave economy, including role of West Indian labor, subsistence production, and health problems as occasion of worker-company misunderstandings. Also studies workers' cultural and political lives apart from, and sometimes in conflict with, company, and how West Indians and UFCO figured in Costa Rican nationalist thought and politics"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Identity and struggle at the margins of the nation-state : the laboring peoples of Central America and the Hispanic Caribbean by Aviva Chomsky( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linked labor histories : New England, Colombia, and the making of a global working class by Aviva Chomsky( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring globalization from a labor history perspective, Aviva Chomsky provides historically grounded analyses of migration, labor-management collaboration, and the mobility of capital. She illuminates the dynamics of these movements through case studies set mostly in New England and Colombia. Taken together, the case studies offer an intricate portrait of two regions, their industries and workers, and the myriad links between them over the long twentieth century, as well as a new way to conceptualize globalization as a long-term process
"¡Nos quitan el trabajo!" : y 20 mitos más sobre la inmigración by Aviva Chomsky( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debunks a variety of myths surrounding the subject of immigration and immigrants in the United States, covering the economy, the law, race, and government policies
Indocumentados : cómo la inmigración se volvió ilegal by Aviva Chomsky( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Los inmigrantes ilegales en Estados Unidos, provenientes de México y Centroamérica, se han convertido en verdaderos refugiados de la guerra fronteriza. Su estatus legal, cambiante de Estado a Estado y de presidencia a presidencia, ha creado un caos migratorio que no permite resolver el debate pendiente más importante de nuestros tiempos: ¿cómo documentar la vida de los indocumentados? En este brillante trabajo, la activista de derechos humanos Aviva Chomsky muestra cómo la ilegalidad y la indocumentación son conceptos creados exclusivamente para excluir y explotar. A través de un repaso por la historia de la migración hacia Estados Unidos -desde el Programa Bracero, iniciado en la década de 1940, hasta la Ley dreamer, impulsada por el presidente Barack Obama-, esta obra cuestiona la noción contemporánea de ilegalidad, muestra por qué se ha convertido en un hecho socialmente aceptado y devela su naturaleza compleja, inconsistente y profundamente discriminatoria. Exponiendo la estrecha relación entre la discriminación racial a los negros bajo las leyes de Jim Crow y la discriminación a los inmigrantes latinoamericanos hoy en día, y recurriendo al drama humano que representa cada cruce por la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos, Indocumentados plantea preguntas que no pueden escapar a la crisis humanitaria que crece día a día para demostrar que la ley migratoria está fuera de sintonía con la realidad de una economía que depende de los 50 millones de inmigrantes no autorizados."--p. [4] of cover
Bajo el manto del carbón : pueblos y multinacionales en las minas de El Cerrejón, Colombia( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people behind Colombian coal : mining, multinationals and human rights( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Geschichte der Kubanischen Revolution von der Conquista ins 21. Jahrhundert by Aviva Chomsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hacia dónde se dirige el socialismo? : intelectuales cubanos ante el periodo especial by Aviva Chomsky( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plantation society, land and labor on Costa Rica's Atlantic Coast, 1870-1940 by Aviva Chomsky( )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of Costa Rica's Atlantic Coast banana industry looks at the United Fruit Company from the bottom up--from the point of view of its workers. During the first three decades of the twentieth century, these were black Jamaicans that the Company imported to work on its banana plantations in Limon, Costa Rica
Cuba : ¿hacia dónde se dirige el socialismo?, intelectuales cubanos ante el perídodo especial by Aviva Chomsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The profits of extermination : how U.S. corporate power is destroying Colombia by Francisco Ramírez Cuellar( Book )

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

The Cuba reader : history, culture, politics( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This book] present[s] more than one hundred selections about Cuba's history, culture, and politics. It combines songs, paintings, photographs, poems, short stories, speeches, cartoons, government reports and proclamations, and pieces by historians, journalists, and others ... For students, travelers, and all who want to know more about the island nation just ninety miles south of Miami, [this book] is an invaluable introduction.-Back cover
U.S. responses to Cuban independence, 1898-1998 by Aviva Chomsky( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

'Barbados or Canada?' : race, immigration, and nation in early-twentieth-century Cuba by Aviva Chomsky( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

West Indian workers in Costa Rican radical and nationalist ideology 1900-1950 by Aviva Chomsky( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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"They take our jobs!" : and 20 other myths about immigration
Alternative Names
Aviva Chomsky American historian

Aviva Chomsky Amerikaans historica

Aviva Chomsky amerikansk historikar

Aviva Chomsky amerikansk historiker

Aviva Chomsky US-amerikanische Lateinamerikanistikerin und Historikerin

Chomsky, Avi 1957-

Αβίβα Τσόμσκι

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촘스키, 아비바 1957-

アヴィーヴァ・チョムスキー

Languages
English (98)

Spanish (17)

German (1)

Covers
The Cuba reader : history, culture, politicsA history of the Cuban RevolutionWest Indian workers and the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica, 1870-1940Identity and struggle at the margins of the nation-state : the laboring peoples of Central America and the Hispanic CaribbeanLinked labor histories : New England, Colombia, and the making of a global working class"¡Nos quitan el trabajo!" : y 20 mitos más sobre la inmigraciónThe profits of extermination : how U.S. corporate power is destroying Colombia