This unique book depicts the stories of Americans born in poverty, who achieved national or international fame. Accessible to students and lay readers, this scholarly study describes poverty as a disability that typically stunts important areas of growth in childhood. Prof. Wagner shows how poverty hampers individuals and groups for their entire lives, even many of those who emerge from poverty.
Union membership in the United States has fallen below 11 percent, the lowest rate since before the New Deal. Labor activist and scholar of the American labor movement Stanley Aronowitz argues that the movement as we have known it for the last 100 years is effectively dead. And he explains how this death has been a long time coming—the organizing and political principles adopted by U.S. unions at mid-century have taken a terrible toll. In the 1950s, Aronowitz was a factory metalworker.
In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit takes on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She writes about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters.
On Thursday, October 2nd, join Mobilizing Against Inequality co-editors Lowell Turner and Lee H. Adler, Maria Figueroa of the Worker Institute, along with special guests Ruth Milkman of the Murphy Institute and Enlace International’s Daniel Carrillo, to celebrate the launch of the book and its companion website. The Mobilizing Against Inequality launch celebration will also premiere artwork by Amritha Berger, illustrating the plight of immigrant workers and their families. The artwork was commissioned by Enlace International, an alliance of low-wage worker centers, unions, and community organizations in Mexico and in the U.S.
Who owns and rules America beyond the pretense of democratic popular governance? Why does it matter that the nation’s economy, society, culture, and politics are torn by stark class disparities and a concentration of wealth in the hands of a privileged few? What is the price of that savage inequality?
This book examines women’s experiences of motherhood in England in the years between 1945 and 2000. Based on a new body of 160 oral history interviews, the book offers the first comprehensive historical study of the experience of motherhood in the second half of the twentieth century.
Eurofound’s fifth annual yearbook, Living and working in Europe, based on the Agency’s research from 2013, describes developments in the EU in the wake of the crisis, focusing on major topic areas including changes in labour markets and employment, efforts to tackle youth unemployment, innovation in workplaces and public trust in institutions.
At a time when agricultural jobs were in decline and Louisiana stood at the forefront of rising anti-welfare sentiment, much of the work available in the area went to men, driving women into less attractive, labor-intensive jobs. LaGuana Gray argues that the justification for placing African American women in the lowest-paying and most dangerous of these jobs, like poultry processing, derives from longstanding mischaracterizations of black women by those in power. In evaluating the perception of black women as “less” than white women—less feminine, less moral, less deserving of social assistance, and less invested in their families’ and communities’ well-being—Gray illuminates the often-exploitative nature of southern labor, the growth of the agribusiness model of food production, and the role of women of color in such food industries.
“In this powerful collection of essays, education activist and historian Mark Naison offers teachers, parents, students, and anyone else concerned with the health of public schools in this country some invaluable tools in the fight against corporate education reform. Badass Teachers Unite is a clarion call for all of us to reclaim public education in the name of social justice.”
This historical study of mental healthcare workers’ efforts to educate the public challenges the supposition that public prejudice generates the stigma of mental illness. Drawing on extensive archival research, this book argues that psychiatrists, nurses and social workers generated representations of mental illness which reflected their professional aspirations, economic motivations and perceptions of the public.
At a time when education appears to be simply reproducing social class relations, Radical Childhoods offers a timely consideration of how children’s and young people’s education can confront and challenge social inequality. Presenting detailed analysis of archival material and oral testimony, the book examines the experiences of students and educators in two schooling initiatives that were connected to two of the most significant social movements in Britain: Socialist Sunday Schools (est. 1892) and Black Saturday/Supplementary Schools (est. 1967).
Led by women’s life history accounts of growing up and growing older in the north of England, this book shows how experiences of becoming and being a woman – in family life, education, employment, motherhood and situations of violence – both enable and erode self confidence and esteem.
Appelbaum has written a book that reminds us what a book is, what it can be. This is especially important for the “us” who are academics, whose writing can all too often seem destined only to the miserably predictable forms of monograph or edited collection.
This is a book about many things, but it is not about Kate Middleton the human being and her path to individual fulfilment. Rather it is about KM the media object and her path to financial and semiotic hegemony.
Beggars, Cheats and Forgers is made up of new research into a neglected area of British history: the stories of historical scams, cheats and forgeries. Director of Technology at the National Archives, David Thomas has delved into the archives to uncover unusual tales, from Tudor identity theft to the Spanish Prisoner letter scam of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book provides an fresh take on criminal history and the roots of identity theft, email scams and pyramid schemes still employed by criminals today.
A taste of austerity, the limits of democracy and the overlooked, untold stories of a country in ‘crisis’.
At a liberal arts college in New York, the authors followed a cluster of nearly one hundred students over a span of eight years. The curricular and technological innovations beloved by administrators mattered much less than the professors and peers whom students met, especially early on. At every turning point in students’ undergraduate lives, it was the people, not the programs, that proved critical. Great teachers were more important than the topics studied, and even a small number of good friendships—two or three—made a significant difference academically as well as socially.
This new edition of Census has been updated to cover: the many innovations on the main census websites, which have all added new census data and made changes to their facilities in the six years since the first edition; the complete records of the 1911 census for England, Wales and Scotland, now available on both official and other commercial sites; and all the surviving Irish census records, which have now been digitised in their entirety.
Approximately one-third of the developing world’s population does not have regular access to essential medicines—medicines defined by the World Health Organization as necessary for satisfying the primary health care needs of a population. For countries in sub-Sarahan Africa (SSA), a particular challenge is improving access to essential medicines for mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders. Reducing the cost, increasing the supply, and ensuring the quality of these medicines has the potential to significantly improve the lives of patients with MNS conditions.
The implications of early experience for children’s brain development, behavior, and psychological functioning have long absorbed caregivers, researchers, and clinicians. The 1989 fall of Romania’s Ceausescu regime left approximately 170,000 children in 700 overcrowded, impoverished institutions across Romania, and prompted the most comprehensive study to date on the effects of institutionalization on children’s wellbeing. Romania’s Abandoned Children, the authoritative account of this landmark study, documents the devastating toll paid by children who are deprived of responsive care, social interaction, stimulation, and psychological comfort.
Richard M. Grinnell, Jr. and Yvonne A. Unrau. Over thirty years of input from instructors and students have gone into this popular research methods text, resulting in a refined tenth edition that is easier to read, understand, and apply than ever before.