Limbo Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams

ISBN-10: 0471714399

ISBN-13: 9780471714392

Edition: 2004

Authors: Alfred Lubrano

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In Limbo, award-winning journalist Alfred Lubrano identifies and describes an overlooked cultural phenomenon: the internal conflict within individuals raised in blue-collar homes, now living white-collar lives. These people often find that the values of the working class are not sufficient guidance to navigate the white-collar world, where unspoken rules reflect primarily upper-class values. Torn between the world they were raised in and the life they aspire too, they hover between worlds, not quite accepted in either. Himself the son of a Brooklyn bricklayer, Lubrano informs his account with personal experience and interviews with other professionals living in limbo. For millions of Americans, these stories will serve as familiar reminders of the struggles of achieving the American Dream.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Introduction
Bricklayer's Son: The Birth and Clash of Values
Crawling Out of the Black Hole: The Pain of Transition
The Shock of Education: How College Corrupts
Culture Conflicts: First Encounters with the Upper Classes
Going Home: An Identity Changed Forever
Office Politics: The Blue-Collar Way
Class. Love and Progeny: The Ultimate Battle
Duality: The Never-Ending Struggle with Identity
Conclusion
Endnotes
Source Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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