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ERIC Number: ED478962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 319
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87154-617-5
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)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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