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The Resource No shame in my game : the working poor in the inner city, Katherine S. Newman

No shame in my game : the working poor in the inner city, Katherine S. Newman

Label
No shame in my game : the working poor in the inner city
Title
No shame in my game
Title remainder
the working poor in the inner city
Statement of responsibility
Katherine S. Newman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In No Shame in My Game, anthropologist Katherine Newman presents a view of inner-city poverty radically different from that commonly accepted. The all-too-prevalent picture we get of the poor today - in the media, in the political sphere, and in scholarly studies - is of alienated minorities living in big-city ghettos, lacking in values and family structure, criminally inclined, and permanently dependent on government handouts." "What Newman reveals, however - as she focuses on the working poor in Harlem, one of the country's most depressed urban areas - is a community of people who are committed to earning a living, struggling to support themselves and their families on minimum-wage dead-end jobs, and clinging to the dignity of a regular paycheck, no matter how meager." "For two years, Professor Newman and her assistants followed people in Harlem - from work to school to the streets to their homes - and spent hundreds of hours talking to employees, and their bosses and supervisors, their friends and families. From observations and interviews, we come to understand not only the essential contribution that low-wage earners make to the survival of poor households, but also the ways in which these jobs affect young people's attitudes, prospects, and self-image. Most powerfully, we listen as low-wage earners speak about their jobs, their ambitions, and their values - especially their devotion to family and belief in the work ethic."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newman, Katherine S.
Dewey number
362.5/0973/091732
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4045
LC item number
.N48 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban poor
  • Urban poor
  • Working poor
  • Inner cities
Label
No shame in my game : the working poor in the inner city, Katherine S. Newman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Working lives -- The invisible poor -- Getting a job in the inner city -- No shame in (this) game -- School and skill in the low-wage world -- Getting stuck, moving up -- Family values -- Who's in, who's out? -- What we can do for the working poor
Control code
39654726
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 388 pages
Isbn
9780375402548
Lccn
98038244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
No shame in my game : the working poor in the inner city, Katherine S. Newman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Working lives -- The invisible poor -- Getting a job in the inner city -- No shame in (this) game -- School and skill in the low-wage world -- Getting stuck, moving up -- Family values -- Who's in, who's out? -- What we can do for the working poor
Control code
39654726
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 388 pages
Isbn
9780375402548
Lccn
98038244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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