Nickel and Dimed

Nickel and Dimed


Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
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ISBN : 1429926643
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (429 users)

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The New York Times bestselling work of undercover reportage from our sharpest and most original social critic, with a new foreword by Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job—any job—can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. Very quickly, she discovered that no job is truly "unskilled," that even the lowliest occupations require exhausting mental and muscular effort. She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you int to live indoors. Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity—a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. And now, in a new foreword, Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, explains why, twenty years on in America, Nickel and Dimed is more relevant than ever.


A study guide for Barbara Ehrenreich's

A study guide for Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America"


Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 141031975X
Pages : 15 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (41 users)

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A study guide for Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.


Nickel and Dimed

Nickel and Dimed


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Nickel and Dimed

Nickel and Dimed


Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
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ISBN : 9780805088380
Pages : 244 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (88 users)

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In an attempt to understand the lives of Americans earning near-minimum wages, Ehrenreich works as a waitress in Florida, a cleaning woman in Maine, and a sales clerk in Minnesota.


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Book Club Kit


Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
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A Study Guide for Barbara Ehrenreich's

A Study Guide for Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed


Author : Cengage Learning Gale
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ISBN : 9781375401142
Pages : 52 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (41 users)

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A study guide for Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.


Nickel and Dimed

Nickel and Dimed


Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher : Turtleback Books
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ISBN : 9780606260008
Pages : 221 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (26 users)

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In an attempt to understand the lives of Americans earning near-minimum wages, Ehrenreich works as a waitress in Florida, a cleaning woman in Maine, and a sales clerk in Minnesota.


Quicklet On Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

Quicklet On Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich


Author : Susan Milam
Publisher : Hyperink Inc
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ISBN : 1614641188
Pages : 45 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (614 users)

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Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed has sold more than 1.5 million copies since its publication in 2001. It is required reading in many high school and college classrooms. The book has been translated into several languages. It has recently become available as an ebook. Nickel and Dimed received The 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Current Interest book Joan Holden wrote a play based on the characters found in Nickel and Dimed. Richard Brick and Ira Deutchman are developing a movie based on Nickel and Dimed. Mr. Brick is best known as the co-producer of several Woody Allen movies. He also worked with the late Peter Jennings. BOOK EXCERPT FROM THE BARBARA EHRENREICH QUICKLET: NICKEL AND DIMED Ms. Ehrenreich had options. She could stay at home and attempt to live on the equivalent of a $7 an hour job. This scheme, however, wouldn't give her a true picture of the life lived by a menial worker. According to The Preamble Center for Public Policy, the odds were 97 to 1 against a recent welfare recipient finding a job that paid a "living wage". Barbara decided she had to personally battle those odds to understand how the working poor live. In addition, Ms. Ehrenreich holds a doctorate in biology. Her training dictated personal experimentation. She wanted to find out if there were "hidden economies in the world of the low wage worker." Perhaps, she thought, there were unseen benefits to this type of life. On the other hand, the day to day drudgery of low paying work might exact hidden damages. Barbara decided only first-hand experience could tell the tale. Rules were set for her journey into the world of unskilled labor. Rule one: There could be no use of her normal set of job skills. ...to be continued! Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less.


Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World

Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World


Author : Mary Zeiss Stange
Publisher : SAGE
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ISBN : 1412976855
Pages : 2016 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (412 users)

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This work includes 1000 entries covering the spectrum of defining women in the contemporary world.


Inequality, Poverty and Precarity in Contemporary American Culture

Inequality, Poverty and Precarity in Contemporary American Culture


Author : Sieglinde Lemke
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137597011
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (137 users)

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This book analyzes the discourse generated by pundits, politicians, and artists to examine how poverty and the income gap is framed through specific modes of representation. Set against the dichotomy of the structural narrative of poverty and the opportunity narrative, Lemke's modified concept of precarity reveals new insights into the American situation as well as into the textuality of contemporary demands for equity. Her acute study of a vast range of artistic and journalistic texts brings attention to a mode of representation that is itself precarious, both in the modern and etymological sense, denoting both insecurity and entreaty. With the keen eye of a cultural studies scholar her innovative book makes a necessary contribution to academic and popular critiques of the social effects of neoliberal capitalism.


A to Z of American Women Writers

A to Z of American Women Writers


Author : Carol Kort
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN : 1438107935
Pages : 417 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

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Presents a biographical dictionary profiling important women authors, including birth and death dates, accomplishments and bibliography of each author's work.


Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice


Author : Gary L. Anderson
Publisher : SAGE Publications
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ISBN : 1452265658
Pages : 1832 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (452 users)

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The Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice presents a comprehensive overview of the field with topics of varying dimensions, breadth, and length. This three-volume Encyclopedia is designed for readers to understand the topics, concepts, and ideas that motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice and includes biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism.


Job Training that Gets Results

Job Training that Gets Results


Author : Michael Bernick
Publisher : W.E. Upjohn Institute
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ISBN : 0880992816
Pages : 273 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (88 users)

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For the Common Good

For the Common Good


Author : Matthew W. Finkin
Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN : 0300155549
Pages : 272 pages
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This book offers a concise explanation of the history and meaning of American academic freedom, and it attempts to intervene in contemporary debates by clarifying the fundamental functions and purposes of academic freedom in America.--From publisher description.


Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in American Society

Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in American Society


Author : Randall G. Shelden
Publisher : Waveland Press
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ISBN : 1478639865
Pages : 499 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (478 users)

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What is delinquency? What are the pathways to offending? What prevention strategies exist? To understand delinquency, we need to overcome stereotypical thinking and implicit biases. This engaging, affordable text explores the impact of gendered, racial, and class attitudes on decisions to arrest, detain, adjudicate, and place youths in the juvenile justice system. Shelden and Troshynski highlight the social, legal, and political influences on how the public perceives juveniles. They look at the influences of family and schools on delinquency, as well as the impact of gender, trauma, and mental health issues. Discussions of topics such as the school-to-prison pipeline, disproportionate minority contact, and inequality provide a nuanced perspective on delinquency—a critical examination of social policies intended to control delinquency and the populations most likely to enter the juvenile justice system. The authors also examine the dramatically declining juvenile crime rate and advances in neuroscience that have fostered substantive reforms. These alternatives to confinement are replacing the institutions that have repeatedly produced failure with rehabilitative programs that offer hope for a more promising future.


Writing: Ten Core Concepts (w/ MLA9E Updates)

Writing: Ten Core Concepts (w/ MLA9E Updates)


Author : Robert P. Yagelski
Publisher : Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 0357505778
Pages : 896 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (357 users)

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Master the fundamentals critical to becoming an effective writer with Yagelski's WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS, 3E. Carefully designed guides, thoroughly integrated with the core concepts, set this book apart as you study key rhetorical moves within analytical, persuasive and narrative writing. Applied assignments challenge you to complete causal analysis, academic arguments and literacy narratives. This edition presents writing as an interaction between writer and reader, teaching you how to use writing skills to participate in important conversations shaping today's lives. This edition features 26 new readings and 11 new sample student essays as well as new chapters on literacy narratives, summary-response essays, annotated bibliographies and presentations. Updates guide you in working with digital resources, expand your critical reading strategies and highlight the latest APA and MLA guidelines. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Essentials of Writing: Ten Core Concepts

The Essentials of Writing: Ten Core Concepts


Author : Robert P. Yagelski
Publisher : Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 0357639960
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (357 users)

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Master the fundamentals that are critical to becoming an effective writer with Yagelski's THE ESSENTIALS OF WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS, 3E. This short, flexible writing guide presents the core concepts behind becoming a more sophisticated writer and gives you opportunity to practice these concepts in action in Chapters 2 through 4. Full chapters devoted to analytic and argumentative writing provide practical insights with new annotated professional readings on current, interesting subjects. You strengthen your academic writing style as you learn how to synthesize ideas, design professional documents, conduct research and work with today's digital sources. Updates reflect the latest MLA guidelines and guide you in developing powerful critical reading skills as you learn to evaluate both academic and popular texts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.