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Called a “fascinating exploration of economic civil disobedience” by Publishers Weekly, Lisa Dodsons stunning book The Moral Underground features stories of middle-class managers and professionals who refuse to be complicit in an economy that puts a decent life beyond the reach of the working poor. Whether its a nurse choosing to treat an uninsured child, a supervisor padding a paycheck, or a restaurant manager sneaking food to a workers children, these unsung heroes reach across the economic fault line to restore a sense of justice to the working world.

This vivid account of working-class America is based on Dodsons eight years of research and conversations with hundreds of Americans about the need to create ethical alternatives to rules that ignore the humanity of working parents and put their children and risk.

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Called a “fascinating exploration of economic civil disobedience” by Publishers

Weekly, Lisa Dodsons stunning book The Moral Underground features stories of middle-class managers and professionals who refuse to be complicit in an economy that puts a decent life beyond the reach of the working poor. Whether its a nurse choosing to treat an uninsured child, a supervisor padding a paycheck, or a restaurant manager sneaking food to a workers children, these unsung heroes reach across the economic fault line to restore a sense of justice to the working world.

Selected as the “Writer as Witness” text to be read and discussed by the

incoming Class of 2014 at American University, The Moral Underground is based on Dodsons eight years of research and conversations with hundreds of Americans about the need to create ethical alternatives to rules that ignore the humanity of working parents and put their children at risk. The Moral Underground has been called “powerful” by The Weekly Sift,

“the documentary tradition at its very best” by Pulitzer Prize–winner Robert Coles, and “inspiring” and “hard hitting” by Spirituality and Practice magazine, which wrote, “Dodson does a remarkable job of conveying the sense of deep unfairness that pervades the feelings of these individuals who are paid less than they need to live.”

About the Author

Lisa Dodson worked as a union activist, an obstetrical nurse, and the director of the Division of Womens Health for the state of Massachusetts before becoming a professor of sociology at Boston College. The author of Dont Call Us Out of Name, she lives in Auburndale, Massachusetts.

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Ellis Dee, March 5, 2011 (view all comments by Ellis Dee)
These are stories about people the mainstream media wants to keep out of the public discourse. The book is filled with voices unheard in the cacophony created by the right wing zealots who wish to crush the humanity out of the American soul. This is a rally cry to all of us who are feeling left out of the discussion of what it means to be a citizen in this democracy, and inspires us to listen to our inner voice that says "I need to do something." The main message is we are not alone. The powerful are not as strong as they think, and the weak and downtrodden are stronger than they are led to believe. This book is an inspiration to those who are feeling alone in their struggle to maintain their civility and humanity against the onslaught of the new conservatism in America. Regardless of your status or fortune, this is a must read.
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ISBN:
9781595586421
Author:
Dodson, Lisa
Publisher:
New Press
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Politics-Labor
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Called a “fascinating exploration of economic civil disobedience” by Publishers Weekly, Lisa Dodsons stunning book The Moral Underground features stories of middle-class managers and professionals who refuse to be complicit in an economy that puts a decent life beyond the reach of the working poor. Whether its a nurse choosing to treat an uninsured child, a supervisor padding a paycheck, or a restaurant manager sneaking food to a workers children, these unsung heroes reach across the economic fault line to restore a sense of justice to the working world.

This vivid account of working-class America is based on Dodsons eight years of research and conversations with hundreds of Americans about the need to create ethical alternatives to rules that ignore the humanity of working parents and put their children and risk.

"Synopsis" by ,
Called a “fascinating exploration of economic civil disobedience” by Publishers

Weekly, Lisa Dodsons stunning book The Moral Underground features stories of middle-class managers and professionals who refuse to be complicit in an economy that puts a decent life beyond the reach of the working poor. Whether its a nurse choosing to treat an uninsured child, a supervisor padding a paycheck, or a restaurant manager sneaking food to a workers children, these unsung heroes reach across the economic fault line to restore a sense of justice to the working world.

Selected as the “Writer as Witness” text to be read and discussed by the

incoming Class of 2014 at American University, The Moral Underground is based on Dodsons eight years of research and conversations with hundreds of Americans about the need to create ethical alternatives to rules that ignore the humanity of working parents and put their children at risk. The Moral Underground has been called “powerful” by The Weekly Sift,

“the documentary tradition at its very best” by Pulitzer Prize–winner Robert Coles, and “inspiring” and “hard hitting” by Spirituality and Practice magazine, which wrote, “Dodson does a remarkable job of conveying the sense of deep unfairness that pervades the feelings of these individuals who are paid less than they need to live.”

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