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Those who work, those who don't : poverty, morality, and family in rural America

Author: Jennifer Sherman
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the growing cultural significance of moral values among poor rural Americans is due, in large part, to inevitable economic collapse and the government's responses to difficult financial times.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Sherman
ISBN: 9780816659050 0816659052 9780816659043 0816659044
OCLC Number: 335662621
Notes: "Part of chapter 2 was previously published as 'Coping with Rural Poverty: Economic Survival and Moral Capital in Rural America,' Social Forces 85, no. 2 (December 2006): 891-913. Copyright 2006 by the University of North Carolina Press. Reprinted by permission of the publisher
Description: xi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : poverty, morality, and family in rural America --
The place I found : an introduction to Golden Valley --
Workers and welfare : poverty, coping strategies, and substance abuse --
Family life : tradition and safety --
Remaking masculinity : losing male breadwinners --
Conclusion : understanding poverty in rural America.
Other Titles: Those who work, those who do not
Poverty, morality, and family in rural America
Responsibility: Jennifer Sherman.

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Argues that the growing cultural significance of moral values among poor rural Americans is due, in large part, to inevitable economic collapse and the government's responses to difficult financial times.

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