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The Transformation of Labor Geographies in the Crab Processing Industry of Eastern North Carolina

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The crab processing industry and the region of eastern North Carolina have a long history together, beginning in the early 1900s in the wake of the declining fin fishery. In the early 1990s the crab processing industry faced a labor crisis based on the inability of the industry to continue to recruit workers from local labor sources. An alternative labor force was found in Mexican migrant women under the H2-B temporary worker program. This change in the labor pool is shown to be a reflection of broader transformations in the regional economic base, social ideologies, and the internationalization of the industry itself.
North Carolina Geographer (NoCar F 254.8 N67), Vol. 7 Issue , 1999, p47-55, map, bibl, f