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Class Reunion: The Remaking of the American White Working Class (Critical Social Thought Series) / Edition 1
     

Class Reunion: The Remaking of the American White Working Class (Critical Social Thought Series) / Edition 1

by Lois Weis
 

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ISBN-10: 0415949084

ISBN-13: 9780415949088

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Noted scholar Lois Weis first visited the town of "Freeway" in her 1990 book, Working Class Without Work. In that book we met the students and teachers of Freeway's high school to understand how these working-class folks made sense of their lives. Now, fifteen years later, Weis has gone back to Freeway for Class Reunion. This time her focus

Overview

Noted scholar Lois Weis first visited the town of "Freeway" in her 1990 book, Working Class Without Work. In that book we met the students and teachers of Freeway's high school to understand how these working-class folks made sense of their lives. Now, fifteen years later, Weis has gone back to Freeway for Class Reunion. This time her focus is on the now grown-up students who are, for the most part, still working class and now struggling to survive the challenges of the global economy.

Class Reunion is a rare and valuable longitudinal ethnographic study that provides powerful, provocative insight into how the lives of these men and women have changed over the last two decades--and what their prospects might be for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415949088
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Critical Social Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introductionxi
Acknowledgmentsxv
Introduction: In the Shadow of the Mills1
Part I1985
1A Time of Pain: Young Men at Freeway High23
2A Time of Possibility: Young Women at Freeway High51
Part II2000
3We Meet the Men Again73
4And the Beat Goes On: Those Men Who Stay87
5Revisiting a "Moment of Critique": Freeway Girls All Grown Up113
6Picking Up the Pieces and Moving Forward143
7Beyond the Shadow of the Mills: Men, Women, Whiteness, and the New Economy167
Theoretical Coda179
Epilogue: Methods and Reflections185
Notes193
References201
Index211

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