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Kids at work : Latinx families selling food on the streets of Los Angeles

Author: Emir Estrada
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Latina/o sociology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Street food markets have become wildly popular in Los Angeles-and behind the scenes, Latinx children have been instrumental in making these small informal businesses grow. In 'Kids at Work', Emir Estrada shines a light on the surprising labor of these young workers, providing the first ethnography on the participation of Latinx children in street vending. Drawing on dozens of interviews with children and their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emir Estrada
ISBN: 9781479811519 1479811513 9781479873708 1479873705
OCLC Number: 1056475799
Description: vii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Working with La Familia --
"If I don't help them who will?": the working life --
Street vending in LA: a cultural economic innovation --
Working side-by-side: intergenerational family dynamics --
Making a living together: communal family obligation code and economic empathy --
"I get mad ... and I tell them, 'Guys could clean, too!'" --
Street violence: "I don't put up a fight anymore" --
"My parents want me to be something in life, like a lawyer or a hero" --
Conclusion: "So, are you saying children should work?"
Series Title: Latina/o sociology series.
Responsibility: Emir Estrada.

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Street food markets have become wildly popular in Los Angeles-and behind the scenes, Latinx children have been instrumental in making these small informal businesses grow. In 'Kids at Work', Emir Estrada shines a light on the surprising labor of these young workers, providing the first ethnography on the participation of Latinx children in street vending. Drawing on dozens of interviews with children and their undocumented parents, as well as three years spent on the streets shadowing families at work, Estrada brings attention to the unique set of hardships Latinx youth experience in this occupation. She also highlights how these hardships can serve to cement family bonds, develop empathy towards parents, encourage hard work, and support children-and their parents-in their efforts to make a living together in the United States. 'Kids at Work' provides a compassionate, up-close portrait of Latinx children, detailing the complexities and nuances of family relations when children help generate income for the household as they peddle the streets of LA alongside their immigrant parents.

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