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Class unknown : undercover investigations of American work and poverty from the progressive era to the present

Author: Mark Pittenger
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
Series: Culture, labor, history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the Gilded Age, social scientists, middle-class reformers, and writers have left the comforts of their offices to 'pass' as steel workers, coal miners, assembly-line laborers, waitresses, hoboes, and other working and poor people in an attempt to gain a fuller and more authentic understanding of the lives of the working class and the poor. In this first, sweeping study of undercover investigations of work and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pittenger, Mark.
Class unknown.
New York : New York University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012008071
(OCoLC)756592630
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Pittenger
ISBN: 9780814724293 0814724299 9780814724309 0814724302
OCLC Number: 810933311
Description: 1 online resource (x, 277 pages).
Contents: I.A world of difference: constructing the underclass in progressive America, 1890-1920. Writing class in a world of difference --
II. Between the wars, 1920-1941. Vagabondage and efficiency: the 1920s --
Finding facts: the Great Depression, from the bottom up --
III. The declining significance of class, 1941-1961. War and peace, class and culture --
Crossing new lines: from Gentleman's agreement to Black like me --
IV. Conclusion. Finding the line in postmodern America, 1960-2010.
Series Title: Culture, labor, history.
Responsibility: Mark Pittenger.

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Offers a new perspective on contemporary debates over how we understand and represent our own society and its class divisions  Read more...

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"A wide-ranging, erudite, and fascinating analysis of how various journalists, academics, and novelists shed their identities to become the 'Other.' From the Gilded Age to the present, Pittenger Read more...

 
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