Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-242) and index.
Contexts, theories and hypotheses: an introduction -- Welcome to Mecca: the social history of a community -- Agribusiness is a business: the development of agriculture in California and the Coachella Valley -- "S es posible:" farm laborers and social mobility -- More than meets the eye: socioeconomic complexity in Mecca -- Conflicts, cohesion and participation: the development of community -- Bienvenidos a Mecca -- References cited -- Index.
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