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Blue-collar world : studies of the American worker

Author: Arthur B Shostak; William Gomberg
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, [1964]
Series: Prentice-Hall industrial relations and personnel series.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur B Shostak; William Gomberg
OCLC Number: 233688
Description: 622 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / William Gomberg --
Part I. Working Class : New and Old --
The "New" Working Class / S.M. Miller 2 --
The American Lower Classes : A Typological Approach / S.M. Miller 9 --
The Working-Class Subculture : A New View / S.M. Miller and Frank Riessman 24 --
Persistence and Change in Working-Class Life Style / Gerald Handel and Lee Rainwater 36 --
The Behavior and Values of Skilled Workers / Richard F. Hamilton 42 --
Part II. Parent and Provider --
Middle-Class Misconceptions About Lower-Class Families / Hyman Rodman 59 --
Changing Family Roles in the Working Class / Lee Rainwater and Gerald Handel 70 --
Marketing and the Working-Class Family / James M. Patterson 76 --
Wife of the "Happy Worker" / Patricia Cayo Sexton 81 --
Family Reactions to the Father's Job / William G. Dyer 86 --
Marital Strain in the Blue-Collar Family / Nathan Hurvitz 92 --
The Problems of Blue-Collar Consumers / David Caplovitz 110 --
Part III. Working-Class Adolescent --
The Outlook of Working-Class Youth / S.M. Miller 122 --
Kent Revisited : Blue-Collar Aspirations and Achievements / J. Kenneth Morland 134 --
The Hopes of Negro Workers for Their Children / Theodore V. Purcell 144 --
Careers as Concerns of Blue-Collar Girls / Ethelyn Davis 154 --
The Uncommitted Adolescent : Candidate for Gang Socialization / Larry Karacki and Jackson Toby 165 --
An Ideology of School Withdrawal / Edgar Z. Friedenberg 176 --
Work and the Teen-Age Blue-Collarite / H. Kirk Dansereau 183 --
Part IV. The Community --
Social Structure, Social Class, and Participation in Primary Relationships / Alan F. Blum 195 --
The Blue-Collar Joiner / Murray Hausknecht 207 --
Blue-Collar Workers as City and Suburban Residents : Effects on Union Membership / William Spinrad 215 --
Indigenous Leadership in Two Lower-Class Neighborhood Organizations / F.R. Cousens 225 --
Sources and Consequences of Working-Class Consciousness / John C. Leggett 235 --
Resident Response to Urban Rehabilitation in a Negro Working- Class Neighborhood / Morton Rubin 247 --
Resignation, Industrialization, and the Problem of Social Change : A Case History of a Coal-Mining Community / Herman R. Lantz 258 --
The Southern Appalachian Migrant : Country Boy Turned Blue-Collarite / William E. Powles 270 --
Acculturation and Negro Blue-Collar Workers / Rose Stamler 282 --
Some Thoughts on Reform / S.M. Miller 298 --
Part V. Moral Perspectives and Religion --
Moral Perspectives of Blue-Collar Workers / Robert Endleman 308 --
Religion and the Blue-Collarite / Glenn M. Vernon 316 --
Part VI. Physical Health --
Blue-Collar Attitudes and Information Toward Health and Illness / Daniel Rosenblatt and Edward A. Suchman 324 --
Social Class and Becoming "Ill" / William R. Rosengren 333 --
The Underutilization of Medical-Care Services by Blue-Collarites / Daniel Rosenblatt and Edward A. Suchman 341 --
Illness Behavior of the Working Class : Implications and Recommendations / Irving Kenneth Zola 350 --
Part VII. Mental Health --
Psychopathology and Poverty / Lawrence Zelic Freedman 363 --
Mental Health in the Worker's World / Claude C. Bowman 371 --
Social Class and Schizophrenia : A Ten-Year Follow-Up / Lee L. Bean, Jerome K. Myers, and Max P. Pepper 381 --
The Meaning of Work and Mental Illness / Paul N. Geisel 391 --
Work and Mental Health / Charlton R. Price and Harry Levinson 397 --
Part VIII. Leisure --
The Blue-Collar Worker at Leisure / Milton M. Gordon and Charles H. Anderson 407 --
The Mass Media and the Blue-Collar Worker / Leo Bogart 416 --
The Working-Class Child of Four and Television / Adeline Gomberg 428 --
Lower-Class Negro Television Spectators : The Concept of Pseudo-Jovial Scepticism / Alan F. Blum 429 --
Observations on Gambling in a Lower-Class Setting / Irving Kenneth Zola 435 --
Obstacles to Blue-Collar Participation in Adult Education / Jack London and Robert Wenkert 445 --
Part IX. Unemployment and Retirement --
The Culture of Unemployment : Some Notes on Negro Children / Michael Schwartz and George Henderson 459 --
Types of Dropouts : "The Unemployables" / S.M. Miller and Ira E. Harrison 469 --
The Adjustment of Older Workers to Job Displacement / Louis A. Ferman and Michael T. Aiken 485 --
Plant Relocation and Worker Migration / Luke M. Smith and Irving A. Fowler 491 --
Economic Crisis and Expectations of Violence : A Study of Unemployed Negroes / John C. Leggett and David Street 498 --
Sociological Perspectives in Unemployment Research / Louis A. Ferman 504 --
Further Thoughts on Reform / S.M. Miller 515 --
The Meaning of Work and Adjustment to Retirement / Herman J. Loether 517 --
Part X. Trends and Prospects --
Domestic Service and the Negro / David Chaplin 527 --
Manual Workers as Small Businessmen / Kurt B. Mayer and Sidney Goldstein 537 --
Former Blue-Collarites in Small Business / Ivar Berg and David Rogers 550 --
The Blue-Collarite Abandoned in the Big City / Thomas F. Hoult and Albert J. Mayer 567 --
The Future of Toil / Ronald C. Gross 573 --
The Lower Classes and the Negroes : Implications for Intellectuals / Hyman Rodman 579 --
Appendix : The Identification of "Lower-Class" Families in an Urban Community / Howard E. Freeman and Camille Lambert, Jr. 584.
Series Title: Prentice-Hall industrial relations and personnel series.
Responsibility: edited by Arthur B. Shostak and William Gomberg.

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