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The Resource Cut loose : jobless and hopeless in an unfair economy, Victor Tan Chen

Cut loose : jobless and hopeless in an unfair economy, Victor Tan Chen

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Cut loose : jobless and hopeless in an unfair economy
Title
Cut loose
Title remainder
jobless and hopeless in an unfair economy
Statement of responsibility
Victor Tan Chen
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Years after the Great Recession, the economy is still weak, and an unprecedented number of workers have sunk into long spells of unemployment, increasingly unlikely to get another good job in their lifetimes. Based on a careful crossnational comparison, "Cut Loose" describes the experiences of American and Canadian unemployed workers and the impact of the different social policies meant to help them. It focuses on a historically important group: autoworkers. Their well-paid factory jobs built a strong middle class in the decades after World War II. But today, they find themselves lost and beleaguered in a changed economy of greater inequality and risk, one that favors the well-educated--or well-connected. Their declining fortunes tell us something about what the white-collar workforce should expect in the years ahead, as job-killing technologies and the shipping of work overseas take away even more good jobs. Their frustrating experiences with retraining question whether education is really the cure-all it is made out to be. And their grim prospects in the job market reveal today's frenzied competition and harsh culture of judgment that has trickled down to a group long known for its strong belief in equality. "Cut Loose" provides a poignant look at how the long-term unemployed struggle in today's unfair economy to support their families, rebuild their lives, and cope with shame and self-blame. Yet it is also a call to action--a blueprint for a new kind of politics, one that offers a measure of grace in a society of ruthless advancement."--Provided by publisher
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chen, Victor Tan
Dewey number
331.13/70973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5724
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unemployed
  • Unemployed
  • Automobile industry workers
  • Automobile industry workers
  • United States
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Canada
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Automobile industry workers
  • Economic history
  • Social conditions
  • Unemployed
  • Canada
  • United States
Label
Cut loose : jobless and hopeless in an unfair economy, Victor Tan Chen
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
They had it coming -- All this garbage from life : retraining and the capital speedup -- Decline and fall: hardship, race, and the social safety net -- Half a man: fragile families and the unmarriageable unemployed -- Vicious circles: the structure of power and the culture of judgment -- Loser: the failures of the american dream -- There go I
Control code
910159755
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520958852
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 0a2cae42-f31b-4f43-ab66-8b33f2b6d3ec
  • 22573/ctv1wphsj
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910159755
Label
Cut loose : jobless and hopeless in an unfair economy, Victor Tan Chen
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
They had it coming -- All this garbage from life : retraining and the capital speedup -- Decline and fall: hardship, race, and the social safety net -- Half a man: fragile families and the unmarriageable unemployed -- Vicious circles: the structure of power and the culture of judgment -- Loser: the failures of the american dream -- There go I
Control code
910159755
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520958852
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 0a2cae42-f31b-4f43-ab66-8b33f2b6d3ec
  • 22573/ctv1wphsj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910159755

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