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No Shame in My Game: The Working Poor in the Inner City

"Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is clear and timely." --"The Philadelphia Inquirer" In No Shame in My Game, Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman gives voice to a population for whom work, family, and self-esteem are top priorities despite all the factors that make earning a living next to impossible--minimum wage, lack of child care and health care, and a desperate shortage of even low-paying jobs. By intimately following the lives of nearly 300 inner-city workers and job seekers for two yearsin Harlem, Newman explores a side of poverty often ignored by media and politicians--the working poor. The working poor find dignity in earning a paycheck and shunning the welfare system, arguing that even low-paying jobs give order to their lives. No Shame in My Game gives voice to a misrepresented segment of today's society, and is sure to spark dialogue over the issues surrounding poverty, working and welfare.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 416
Erscheinungsdatum 01.04.2000
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-375-70379-9
Verlag Vintage Cookery Books
Maße (L/B/H) 207/131/23 mm
Gewicht 299
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