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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…

No Shame In My Game

Pub Date : 2009-03-04 | Author : Katherine S. Newman | Publisher : Vintage

ISBN 10 : 9780307558657
ISBN 13 : 0307558657

"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 popul..

Reskilling America

Pub Date : 2016-04-19 | Author : Katherine S. Newman | Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 9781627793285
ISBN 13 : 1627793283

From Katherine Newman, award-winning author of No Shame in My Game, and sociologist Hella Winston, a sharp and irrefutable call to reenergize this nation's long-neglected system of..


Pub Date : 2008-08-01 | Author : Katherine S. Newman | Publisher : Basic Books

ISBN 10 : 9780786722372
ISBN 13 : 0786722371

In the last decade, school shootings have decimated communities and terrified parents, teachers, and children in even the most “family friendly” American towns and suburbs. The..

Living The Drama

Pub Date : 2010-04-15 | Author : David J. Harding | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 0226316661
ISBN 13 : 9780226316666

For the middle class and the affluent, local ties seem to matter less and less these days, but in the inner city, your life can be irrevocably shaped by what block you live on. Liv..

The Missing Class

Pub Date : 2007 | Author : Katherine S. Newman | Publisher : Beacon Press

ISBN 10 : 0807041394
ISBN 13 : 9780807041390

"This book is ... about the millions of people who hold down two or three jobs ... and struggle to find time to read to their kids ... It's about the people who have made it out of..

Terrorism And The Politics Of Fear

Pub Date : 2017-06-27 | Author : David L. Altheide | Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN 10 : 9781442274525
ISBN 13 : 1442274522

This thoughtful text demonstrates how the mass media constructs a politics of fear in the United States. Using a social interactionist perspective, the chapters examines such issue..

Dancing With Broken Bones Portraits Of Death And Dying Among Inner City Poor

Pub Date : 2003-10-25 | Author : School of Medicine University of Missouri-Kansas City David Wendell Moller Director of Medical Humanities | Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN 10 : 9780199759804
ISBN 13 : 0199759804

Dancing with Broken Bones provides a chilling portrait of what it is like to die while living in urban poverty. Via interviews with patients and their families as well as powerful ..

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