during the “New South,” relationships in response to race, type, social prestige, gender, and citizenship are being upended via the new inflow of Latina/o citizens. Doing strong examines those concerns as they play out within the microcosm of a group sanatorium in North Carolina that in the past had served generally African American consumers yet now serves predominantly Latina/o consumers. Drawing on eighteen months of expertise as a player- observer within the hospital and in-depth interviews with hospital employees in any respect degrees, Natalia Deeb-Sossa presents an informative and interesting view of the way altering demographics are profoundly affecting the recent social order.
Deeb-Sossa argues persuasively that “moral identities” were built via health center employees. The high-status staff—nearly all of whom are white—see themselves as heroic employees. Mid- and lower-status Latina employees consider like they're guardians of people that are in particular needy and deserving of safeguard. against this, the ethical id of African American staffers had formerly been confirmed in line with serving “their people.” Their reaction to the evolving purchasers has been to create a self-image of superiority by means of characterizing Latina/o consumers as “immoral,” “lazy,” “working the system,” having no regard for principles or self-discipline, and being irresponsible parents.
the entire health-care staff are looking to be obvious as “doing good.” yet they fail to notice how, in developing and conserving their very own ethical identification in accordance with their own perspectives and stereotypes, they've got come to regard one another and their consumers in ways in which contradict their ideals.