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The servant class city : urban revitalization versus the working poor in San Diego

Author: David J Karjanen
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016]
Series: Globalization and community, vol. 25.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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San Diego, California, is frequently viewed as a model for American urban revitalization. It looks like a success story: blight and poverty replaced by high rises and jobs. But David J. Karjanen  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Karjanen
ISBN: 9780816694624 0816694621 9780816697489 0816697485 9781452953366 1452953368
OCLC Number: 936205200
Description: xi, 292 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Changing urban fortunes --
Subsidizing capital and expanding low-wage work --
A good job is hard to find --
Working in the servant class --
Working in the hospitality industry --
Working retail in the inner city --
Working on, off, and around the books --
Living in the servant class economy --
Do-it-yourself safety nets --
Asset poverty and the high cost of fringe banking --
The low-income trap: barriers to economic mobility --
Conclusion: an expanding servant class or a pathway to prosperity? --
Appendix A. The communities --
Appendix B. Servant class occupations in san diego --
Appendix C. Survey data and methodology chronology --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Globalization and community, vol. 25.
Responsibility: David J. Karjanen.

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