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The Resource Families on the fault line : America's working class speaks about the family, the economy, race, and ethnicity, Lillian B. Rubin

Families on the fault line : America's working class speaks about the family, the economy, race, and ethnicity, Lillian B. Rubin

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Families on the fault line : America's working class speaks about the family, the economy, race, and ethnicity
Title
Families on the fault line
Title remainder
America's working class speaks about the family, the economy, race, and ethnicity
Statement of responsibility
Lillian B. Rubin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In what is destined to become one of the most important books published this year, Lillian Rubin takes us inside the lives, hearts, and minds of America's working-class families and lets us hear them speak. With an eloquence rivaling that of her earlier classic, Worlds of Pain, Lillian Rubin lays bare the dreams, disappointments, insecurities, loves, and hates of those she calls "the invisible Americans." Based on nearly four hundred interviews with working-class men,
  • women, and children of different races and ethnic groups, Dr. Rubin looks at the social, cultural, and economic changes of the last two decades and explores their impact on family life. With the sensitivity and compassion for which her work is renowned, she shows us how much all working-class families - white, black, Latino, or Asian - have in common and how valiantly they cope with the many challenges in their lives. And in a brilliant sociological and psychological
  • analysis, she also explores how the failing economy has helped to create seemingly unbridgeable divisions among them. In this context, she explains how the social and economic realities of working-class family life form the backdrop against which racial and ethnic tensions have escalated to their present precarious place on the fault line. She argues compellingly that the recent rise of white ethnicity has both psychological and political roots, and that the presence of
  • an increasing number of new immigrants - most of whom are people of color - coupled with the rising demands of our minority populations have led native-born whites to try to establish a public identity that would enable them to stand against the claims of race. In this searing and powerful book, Lillian Rubin has painted an intimate and indelible portrait of working-class family life in our time, while also shedding new light on some of our most vexing social and
  • political problems: class, race, ethnicity, and the politics of victimization
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rubin, Lillian B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class families
  • United States
Label
Families on the fault line : America's working class speaks about the family, the economy, race, and ethnicity, Lillian B. Rubin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The invisible Americans -- The family and the economy -- Race and the rise of ethnicity
Control code
ocm28423873
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780060167417
Lccn
93027900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28423873
  • (Sirsi) a415045
Label
Families on the fault line : America's working class speaks about the family, the economy, race, and ethnicity, Lillian B. Rubin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The invisible Americans -- The family and the economy -- Race and the rise of ethnicity
Control code
ocm28423873
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780060167417
Lccn
93027900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28423873
  • (Sirsi) a415045

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