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    industrialization. The bosses had assumed they were giving their workers a competitive working environment, when in fact they were putting them in a dangerous one. Five Citizenship Theories The owners of the garment factories had an ideology that supported the inequality they were responsible for. Women at this point were second class citizens, due to them not have political citizenship, but had civil citizenship with their employment. They were trying to better their work environment and civil citizenship rights through unionizing. It took over 140 deaths at the triangle fire to shift the social view on citizenship rights that the average worker should have. If you weren’t a factory owner, but worked at one, you were a second-class citizen. Harvest of Shame This documentary is about migrant workers and the life they lived back in the 1960’s. The documentary focuses on a couple different families and people throughout the film, as well as migrant workers in general. To give some background on to the poor living conditions and hard work these workers do, a reverend said that farm owners “used to own slaves, now they rent them”. This was in reference to migrant workers. We learn how migrant workers work for about half of the year and make about 900 dollars on average. This can fluctuate largely depending on how well the crop is selling and the quality of the crop that year. There are many ways that farmers can take advantage of migrant workers. One of the first ways…

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    The video, Harvest of Shame, was a documentary about the migrant workers of the 1960s. The things that surprised me the most about this film was the conditions the migrants had to live in and the family life of these workers. The doesn’t seem like 1960 was that long ago so to see people living in those harsh of conditions is really mind boggling to me. Large families being shoved into tiny rooms, whole camps sharing a tiny spigot of water, and no bathroom facilities were just a few of the…

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    Harvest Of Shame Analysis

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    The “Harvest of Shame” video highlighted how migrant farm workers were treated largely as an afterthought, by the American society whose sustenance depended almost wholly on the work of these migrant farmers. Unfortunately, in the facts from, State v. Shack, there is a solemn truth that farm owners will continue to try to infringe upon the rights and liberties if given the opportunity. However, this, is juxtaposed against the Southwest Citizens Organization for Poverty Elimination (SCOPE)…

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    These problems included under pay, long work hours, and poor living standards. To show the general public the horrific living standards of migrant workers, in 1962 CBS aired a documentary called “Harvest of Shame” (Kenneth 842). One grower even said, “We used to own our slaves; now we just rent them.” (Southern farmer 842). The documentary caused an outcry from the American people who called for better living conditions for these workers. The Migrant Health Act was passed, which gave basic…

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    words, symbolic violence acts within the process of perception, therefore, “…the victims of symbolic violence, by definition, unknowingly consent to their own domination by inhibiting the game in the first place”(157). In the case of indigenous people, “Perception of bodily differences along ethnoracial lines serve as the lenses through which symbolic violence is enacted such that each category of body is understood to deserve its relative social position (171). Triqui people are understood to…

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    The ban on exploitation was issued in 1982 and wasn’t effective since bamboo regrew so quickly and only managed to increase grafting and corruption. Majority of bamboo harvested is done illegally, because it was only legal to harvest bamboo with a special license in state forests. Bamboo soon became a resource that was only available to people with influence. The government 's ban on harvesting bamboo, and its refusal to recognize it as a minor product left many entrepreneurs at a disadvantage.…

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    Shang And Shang Dynasty

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    millet, wheat, barley, and grains were grown. On the southern half of the river, rice was grown, though it wasn't very common to see much as it wasn’t as popular then as it is now in modern day China. These crops were used as their form of currency; dynasties would trade these crops to receive any other resources they would need. For the food grown they they kept, it was often used as a sacrifices to the gods of harvest. Rice and millet served as ingredients to make wine, which was then served…

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    within a few days. Two or three families were planning to leave from there October 14th along with several supply wagons. It was late in the year, and they could possibly get snowed in, but if all went well, they would beat the winter weather. Father’s mind was made up; we would be joining them. Father knew that it was too dangerous for anyone to travel the roads alone and we either had to join this group or wait until the Spring of next year and then it would be too late to get there, clear…

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    death, punishment, and death. Spring means fertility, life, happiness, growth, resurrection, and youth. Fall means harvest, reaping what we sow, both rewards and punishments, and middle age. These ideas are all important when noticing the change of seasons. “We shall all live. We pray for life, children, a good harvest and happiness” (Achebe 19). The harvest season is the beginning of a new year for the people of Umuofia because they can restart their yam sowing and hope for a better harvest.…

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    Two billion tonnes is the number that represents the amount of food that is wasted per year on the planet. At the same time, some countries have faced a serious aliment crisis as consequence of the poverty and hunger. By 2075, the world population can reach 9.5 billion people (Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 2013), so, the increase of food production is important to combat that issue. However, before that, food loss reduction is essential in order to avoid excessive costs and save money for…

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