ERIC Number: ED478962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Laboring Below the Line: The New Ethnography of Poverty, Low-Wage Work, and Survival in the Global Economy.
Munger, Frank, Ed.
This document contains 15 papers on poverty, low-wage work, and survival in the global economy, with emphasis on the following topics: identity and the meaning of work; making decisions about work, family, and welfare; and paths toward change. The following papers are included: "Identity as a Weapon in the Moral Politics of Work and Poverty" (Frank Munger); "In Exile on Main Street" (Carol Stack); "Lives on the Line: Low-Wage Work in the Teleservice Economy" (Ruth Buchanan); "Deconstructing Labor Demand in Today's Advanced Economies: Implications for Low-Wage Employment" (Saskia Sassen); "Understanding the Unemployment Experience of Low-Wage Workers: Implications for Ethnographic Research" (Philip Harvey); "Looking for Stories of Inner-City Politics: From the Personal to the Global" (Carl H. Nightingale); "Taking Care of Business: The Economic Survival Strategies of Low-Income, Noncustodial Fathers" (Kathryn Edin, Laura Lein, Timothy Nelson); "Custodial Mothers, Welfare Reform, and the New Homelessness: A Case Study of Homeless Families in Three Lowell Shelters" (Aixa N. Cintron-Velez); "Informal Support Networks and the Maintenance of Low-Wage Jobs" (Julia R. Henly); "The Low-Wage Labor Market and Welfare Reform" (Sanders Korenman); "Care at Work" (Lucie White); "Who Counts? The Case for Participatory Research" (Frances Ansley); "Quiescence: The Scylla and Charybdis of Empowerment" (Joel F. Handler); "Taking Dialogue Seriously" (Michael Frisch); and "Democratizing Poverty" (Frank Munger). Most papers include substantial bibliographies. (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Case Studies, Economic Change, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Empowerment, Family Work Relationship, Fathers, Low Income Groups, Mothers, Policy Formation, Poverty, Public Policy, Salary Wage Differentials, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Work Attitudes, Work Environment, Working Poor
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