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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..


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..


A Different Shade Of Gray

Pub Date : 2006-04-01 | Author : Katherine S. Newman | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 1595580816
ISBN 13 : 9781595580818

Combining details about specific people with analysis of the trends that have shaped their lives, this book exposes the aging urban underclass. It focuses on the lives of the elder..


Chutes And Ladders

Pub Date : 2006 | Author : Katherine S. Newman | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 0674023366
ISBN 13 : 9780674023369

Now that the welfare system has been largely dismantled, the fate of America's poor depends on what happens to them in the low-wage labor market. In this timely volume, Katherine S..



Declining Fortunes

Pub Date : 1993 | Author : Katherine S. Newman | Publisher : Basic Books

ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105002392392
ISBN 13 :

Shedding new light on downward mobility and the politics of resentment, the author of Falling from Grace describes the damage that economic decline has done to the people of Americ..


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