Don't Call Us Out of Name The Untold Lives of Women and Girls in Poor America

ISBN-10: 0807042099
ISBN-13: 9780807042090
Edition: 1999
Authors: Lisa Dodson
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Description: A profound portrait of the real lives of women living below the poverty line. The title comes from street vernacular: "Don't call me out of name" means don't label me something I'm not. "Brilliantly convey[s] the experiences and challenges of living  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 9/25/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

A profound portrait of the real lives of women living below the poverty line. The title comes from street vernacular: "Don't call me out of name" means don't label me something I'm not. "Brilliantly convey[s] the experiences and challenges of living in and coping with poverty. Don't Call Us Out of Name should be read by all people involved in the national dialogue on poverty and welfare in America, especially those with simplistic views about social deprivation."-William Julius Wilson, author of When Work Disappears

Preface
Introduction
Daughters' Work
Boyfriends, Love, and Sex
Choice and Motherhood in Poor America
Losses and Loathing in the Welfare Years
Moving On: "Don't Call Me Out of Name"
A Common Woman's Resistance
Coda
Afterword: What Is Happening to Our People?
Notes
Methodology
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments

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