Falling from Grace: Downward Mobility in the Age of Affluence / Edition 1

Falling from Grace: Downward Mobility in the Age of Affluence / Edition 1

by Katherine S. Newman
ISBN-10:
0520218426
ISBN-13:
9780520218420
Pub. Date:
02/26/1999
Publisher:
University of California Press
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Falling from Grace: Downward Mobility in the Age of Affluence / Edition 1


Over the last three decades, millions of people have slipped through a loophole in the American dream and become downwardly mobile as a result of downsizing, plant closings, mergers, and divorce: the middle-aged computer executive laid off during an industry crisis, blue-collar workers phased out of the post-industrial economy, middle managers whose positions have been phased out, and once-affluent housewives stranded with children and a huge mortgage as the result of divorce. Anthropologist Katherine S. Newman interviewed a wide range of men, women, and children who experienced a precipitous fall from middle-class status, and her book documents their stories. For the 1999 edition, Newman has provided a new preface and updated the extensive data on job loss and downward mobility in the American middle class, documenting its persistence, even in times of prosperity.

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ISBN-13: 9780520218420
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/26/1999
Edition description: 1ST CALIFO
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.25(d)

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