No Shame In My Game: The Working Poor In The Inner City

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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 for two yearsin Harlem, Newman explores a side of poverty often ignored by media and politicians--the working poor.

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 gives voice to a misrepresented segment of today's society, and is sure to spark dialogue over the issues surrounding poverty, working and welfare.

Specifications of No Shame in My Game: The Working Poor in the Inner City

GENERAL
AuthorKatherine S. Newman
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition3/26/00
ISBN-100375703799
ISBN-139780375703799
PublisherVintage
Number Of Pages416
Publication Date2000-04-25
DIMENSIONS
Height8.03 inch.
Length5.13 inch.
Width0.88 inch.
Weight0.2 pounds.

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