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Nickel And Dimed

Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN : 1429926643
Genre : Social Science
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Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job -- any job -- can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. Very quickly, she discovered that no job is truly "unskilled," that even the lowliest occupations require exhausting mental and muscular effort. She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you int to live indoors. Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity -- a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. You will never see anything -- from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal -- in quite the same way again.

Nickel And Dimed

Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN : 0805063897
Genre : Business & Economics
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The sharp social critic and author of Blood Rites looks underneath the illusion of American prosperity at poverty and hopelessness in America. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Nickel And Dimed

Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN : 0805063889
Genre : Business & Economics
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The sharp social critic and author of Blood Rites looks underneath the illusion of American prosperity at poverty and hopelessness in America.

The American Way Of Eating

Author : Tracie McMillan
ISBN : 9781439171967
Genre : Cooking
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A journalist explores issues about how working-class Americans can afford to eat as they should, describing how she worked as a farm laborer, Wal-Mart grocery clerk, and Applebee's expediter while living within her means.

Bait And Switch

Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN : 1862078971
Genre : Displaced workers
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The author of the international bestseller Nickel and Dimed delivers a stark warning about the future that faces corporate employees everywhere.

Complaints And Disorders

Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN : 9781558616950
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In the follow-up to the perennially classic study Witches, Midwives and Nurses (Feminist Press, 2010 - also available from Turnaround), Barbara Ehrenreich and Dierdre English explore the evolution of the medical view of the female sex and how it has been used to reinforce the social view of women. Beginning in the late 19th century, women's inferiority was 'proven' through medical science. Today, the medical establishment still serves to give 'scientific justifications' for the sexist values of society.

Fear Of Falling

Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN : UOM:39015014650231
Genre : Business & Economics
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An analysis of the professional middle class from the liberal elite of the 1960s to the yuppies of the 1980s and the amount of power and influence they wield over the American culture.

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