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Limbo

Author: Alfred Lubrano
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118039726
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In Limbo, award-winning journalist Alfred Lubrano identifies and describes an overlooked cultural phenomenon: the internal conflict within individuals raised in blue-collar homes, now living white-collar lives. These people often find that the values of the working class are not sufficient guidance to navigate the white-collar world, where unspoken rules reflect primarily upper-class values. Torn between the world they were raised in and the life they aspire too, they hover between worlds, not quite accepted in either. Himself the son of a Brooklyn bricklayer, Lubrano informs his account with personal experience and interviews with other professionals living in limbo. For millions of Americans, these stories will serve as familiar reminders of the struggles of achieving the American Dream.

Tanz Auf Glas

Author: Ka Hancock
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426420600
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Vielleicht hätten Lucy Houston und Mickey Chandler sich nie verlieben dürfen. Und erst recht nicht heiraten. Denn beide haben ein schweres Schicksal zu tragen. Doch die Liebe geht ihre eigenen Wege, und so führen Lucy und Mickey eine ungewöhnliche, aber glückliche Ehe. Als ihr Leben eine dramatische Wendung nimmt, wird die Kraft ihrer Gefühle einer harten Prüfung unterzogen.

New Working Class Studies

Author: John Russo
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801489679
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This book brings together historians, economists, geographers, sociologists, and scholars of literature and cultural studies to explore the emerging discipline of working-class studies and identify its key themes and issues.

Class Lives

Author: Chuck Collins
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801454522
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Class Lives is an anthology of narratives dramatizing the lived experience of class in America. It includes forty original essays from authors who represent a range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, and occupations across the United States. Born into poverty, working class, the middle class, and the owning class—and every place in between—the contributors describe their class journeys in narrative form, recounting one or two key stories that illustrate their growing awareness of class and their place, changing or stable, within the class system. The stories in Class Lives are both gripping and moving. One contributor grows up in hunger and as an adult becomes an advocate for the poor and homeless. Another acknowledges the truth that her working-class father's achievements afforded her and the rest of the family access to people with power. A gifted child from a working-class home soon understands that intelligence is a commodity but finds his background incompatible with his aspirations and so attempts to divide his life into separate worlds. Together, these essays form a powerful narrative about the experience of class and the importance of learning about classism, class cultures, and the intersections of class, race, and gender. Class Lives will be a helpful resource for students, teachers, sociologists, diversity trainers, activists, and a general audience. It will leave readers with an appreciation of the poignancy and power of class and the journeys that Americans grapple with on a daily basis.

Choosing White Collar Crime

Author: Neal Shover
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139445245
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For more than three decades, rational-choice theory has reigned as the dominant approach both for interpreting crime and as underpinning for crime-control programs. Although it has been applied to an array of street crimes, white-collar crime and those who commit it have thus far received less attention. Choosing White-Collar Crime is a systematic application of rational-choice theory to problems of explaining and controlling white-collar crime. It distinguishes ordinary and upperworld white-collar crime and presents reasons theoretically for believing that both have increased substantially in recent decades. Reasons for the increase include the growing supply of white-collar lure and non-credible oversight. Choosing White-Collar Crime also examines criminal decision making by white-collar criminals and their criminal careers. The book concludes with reasons for believing that problems of white-collar crime will continue unchecked in the increasingly global economy and calls for strengthened citizen movements to rein in the increases.

Workers In America

Author: Robert E. Weir
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884718X
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This encyclopedia traces the evolution of American workers and labor organizations from pre-Revolutionary America through the present day. * Suggested reading for each entry, including both print and online resources * A chronology of important labor highlights * 350 entries covering key topics

Am Freitag Schlief Der Rabbi Lang

Author: Harry Kemelman
Publisher: Unionsverlag
ISBN: 3293309089
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An einem Freitag wird die Leiche einer jungen Frau entdeckt. Sie war Kindermädchen und, wie bei der Obduktion festgestellt wird, schwanger. Wurde sie deshalb ermordet? Bald verhaftet die Polizei einen Verdächtigen. Doch Rabbi David Small glaubt nicht an dessen Schuld. Er überzeugt Polizeichef Lanigan, macht sich damit aber selbst verdächtig. Denn unter den Fenstern seiner Synagoge geschah der Mord, und in seinem Wagen wurde die Handtasche der Toten gefunden. Der erste Fall für den legendären Rabbi und Amateurdetektiv David Small.