No Shame in My Game

No Shame in My Game

The Working Poor in the Inner City

Book - 1999
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" Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is clear and timely." --"The Philadelphia Inquirer" In No Shame in My Game, Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman gives voice to a population for whom work, family, and self-esteem are top priorities despite all the factors that make earning a living next to impossible--minimum wage, lack of child care and health care, and a desperate shortage of even low-paying jobs. By intimately following the lives of nearly 300 inner-city workers and job seekers for two yearsin Harlem, Newman explores a side of poverty often ignored by media and politicians--the working poor. The working poor find dignity in earning a paycheck and shunning the welfare system, arguing that even low-paying jobs give order to their lives. No Shame in My Game gives voice to a misrepresented segment of today's society, and is sure to spark dialogue over the issues surrounding poverty, working and welfare.
Publisher: New York : Knopf and the Russell Sage Foundation, 1999
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780375402548
0375402543
Branch Call Number: 362.50973 NEWMAN 1999
Characteristics: xix, 388 pages ; 25 cm

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