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

ISBN-10: 0375703799

ISBN-13: 9780375703799

Edition: 2000

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Description: "Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is clear and timely." --The Philadelphia Inquirer InNo 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 Gamegives voice to 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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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/25/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface
Working Lives
The Invisible Poor
Getting a Job in the Inner City
No Shame in (This) Game
School and Skill in the Low-Wage World
Getting Stuck, Moving Up
Family Values
Who's In, Who's Out?
What We Can Do for the Working Poor
Epilogue
Appendixes
Notes
Index
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