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

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Synopsis:

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 years in Harlem, Newman explores a side of poverty often ignored by media and politicians — the working poor.

These workers persevere in a country that, more than any other, measures self-worth through employment but deems "hamburger flipping" jobs unworthy. 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 shows us 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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-376) and index.

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ISBN:
9780375703799
Author:
Newman, Katherine S.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
Inner cities
Subject:
Urban poor
Subject:
Working poor - United States
Subject:
Inner cities -- United States.
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Subject:
sociology;poverty;race
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.16x5.16x.90 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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 years in Harlem, Newman explores a side of poverty often ignored by media and politicians — the working poor.

These workers persevere in a country that, more than any other, measures self-worth through employment but deems "hamburger flipping" jobs unworthy. 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 shows us 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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