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Class Reunion : Remaking of American White Working Class

Class Reunion : Remaking of American White Working Class - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415949088

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ISBN13: 978-0415949088
ISBN10: 0415949084
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2004
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Class Reunion : Remaking of American White Working Class - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415949088

Lois Weis

ISBN13: 978-0415949088
ISBN10: 0415949084
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Part I: 1985

1. A Time of Pain: Young Men at Freeway High
2. A Time of Possibility: Young Women at Freeway High

Part II: 2000

3. We Meet the Men Again
4. And the Beat Goes On: Those Men Who Stay
5. Revisiting a "Moment of Critique": Freeway Girls All Grown Up
6. Picking up the Pieces and Moving Forward
7. Beyond the Shadow of the Mills: Men, Women, Whiteness and the New Economy
Theoretical Coda
Epilogue: Methods and Reflections
Notes

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