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48 2 Transnational Agribusiness, Local Growers, and Discontents The company has its eyes fixed on Mexico. The company’s owners are invest- ing in Mexico because they understand future growth is here and because of all the problems they face in California—the competition for land due to population growth there, regulatory constraints in agriculture, and many other difficulties they confront in California. — henry clark, a berrymex vice president in baja california, 2005 It was 8:30 in the morning on a sunny day in May 2005 when I went to meet Henry Clark

growers, farm workers, and colorblindness • 95 The rise in popularity of “food studies” has produced renewed interest in the history of agriculture and U.S. agrarian reform movements, including a virtual renaissance in the study of the United Farm Workers and the farm- worker movement of the 1960s and 1970s.1 These studies have contributed attention to the much overlooked subject of labor, offering a view from below that explores the diversity of workers and activists who struggled for farmworker justice, often with limited success. What is still evolving

p t e r fou r Selling Mutual Prosperity Worker–Grower Partnerships and the “Win-Win” Paradigm Selling Mutual Prosperity / 123 tion closed, admonishing the audience to “use the opportunities and resources at hand to tackle the agricultural poverty that has plagued Americans for the last century.” Breaking the ebullient mood, a young Latino immigrant rights organizer suddenly shouted from the back of the dimly lit room. Addressing the panel, he demanded, “How can you work with growers when children are sick with pesticides? Campesinos [farmworkers] are

5 Sheep Ranchers and Sugar Growers: Property Transmission in the Basque Immigrant Family of the American West and Australia William A. Douglass The purpose of this paper is to probe a major lacuna in the literature on family form and function in historical perspective, namely, the nature of the immigrant family. Reference is to the persistence (or lack thereof) of donor societal familial structures and norms among migrants embedded in host societies characterized by differing cultural traditions. The poten- tialities and problems of the approach will be

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