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Author Weis, Lois.

Title Working class without work : high school students in a de-industrializing economy / Lois Weis
Published New York : Routledge, 1990


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  370.19341 Wei/Wcw  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 240 pages ; 23 cm
Series Critical social thought
Critical social thought.
Summary Based primarily on ethnographic data, "Working Class without Work" examines the identity formation process among white working-class youth in the context of the de-industrialization of the American economy. The elimination of many basic production jobs and the expansion of the service sector have changed the expectations and opportunities of the white working class. Weis documents the way in which these young people respond to such changes, and the way they help to create the conditions of their future lives. In the process, she explores issues of race, class, gender and considers the roles of school and family in the production of self
Analysis United States
Working classes Social conditions
United States
Working classes Social conditions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-232)
Subject High school students -- United States -- Attitudes.
High school students -- United States -- Economic conditions.
High school students -- United States -- Social conditions.
Unemployment -- United States.
Working class -- Education (Secondary) -- United States.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1981-
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1981-2001.
LC no. 89010896
ISBN 0415900484