Indigenous Circuits: Navajo Women and the Racialization of Early Electronic Manufacture

  title={Indigenous Circuits: Navajo Women and the Racialization of Early Electronic Manufacture},
  author={Lisa Nakamura},
  journal={American Quarterly},
  pages={919 - 941}
From 1965 to 1975 the legendary Silicon Valley company Fairchild Semiconductor operated a state-of-the-art integrated circuit manufacturing plant in Shiprock, New Mexico on Navajo land. In the face of concerns about high-tech pollution, increasingly empowered labor organizations, and a newly politicized and visible American Indian civil rights movement, indigenous electronic workers at Shiprock were pressed into service as examples of the peaceful coexistence and integration of the past and the… Expand

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