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Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America

Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America


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ISBN-13: 9780807041390
Publisher: Beacon
Publication date: 09/05/2007
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Katherine Newman is professor of sociology and James Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Author of ten books on middle-class economic instability, urban poverty, and the sociology of inequality, Newman has taught at the University of California-Berkeley, Columbia, Harvard, and Princeton.

Victor Tan Chen is the founding editor and president of INTHEFRAY Magazine (, an award-winning publication that seeks to question, inform, and inspire conversations about identity and community. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including Newsday and the Minority Law Journal, and in the book Chutes and Ladders. He is a Harvard doctoral candidate in sociology and social policy.

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Table of Contents

Foreword   Senator John Edwards     ix
The Missing Class     1
Whose Neighborhood Is This Anyway?     11
The American Dream, in Monthly Installments     47
The Sacrificed Generation     83
In Sickness and in Health     119
Romance without Finance Is a Nuisance     149
On the Edge: Plunging Out of the Missing Class     177
Missing Class Mobility     203
Acknowledgments and a Note on Methods     227
Notes     231
Index     253

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Case studies of families in NYC's poorest neighborhoods