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

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

Katherine S. Newman


"Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is obvious and timely." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

In No disgrace in My Game, Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman offers voice to a inhabitants for whom paintings, family members, and conceit are best priorities regardless of the entire elements that make incomes a residing subsequent to impossible--minimum salary, loss of baby care and overall healthiness care, and a determined scarcity of even low-paying jobs. via in detail following the lives of approximately three hundred inner-city employees and task seekers for 2 yearsin Harlem, Newman explores an aspect of poverty frequently neglected by means of media and politicians--the operating poor.

The operating bad locate dignity in incomes a paycheck and shunning the welfare procedure, arguing that even low-paying jobs supply order to their lives. No disgrace in My Game offers voice to a misrepresented phase of state-of-the-art society, and is bound to spark discussion over the problems surrounding poverty, operating and welfare.

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