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Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times (Paperback)
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Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 13/06/2014
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Cut Adrift makes an important and original contribution to the national conversation about inequality and risk in American society. Set against the backdrop of rising economic insecurity and rolled-up safety nets, Marianne Cooper's probing analysis explores what keeps Americans up at night. Through poignant case studies, she reveals what families are concerned about, how they manage their anxiety, whose job it is to worry, and how social class shapes all of these dynamics, including what is even worth worrying about in the first place. This powerful study is packed with intriguing discoveries ranging from the surprising anxieties of the rich to the critical role of women in keeping struggling families afloat. Through tales of stalwart stoicism, heart-wrenching worry, marital angst, and religious conviction, Cut Adrift deepens our understanding about how families are coping in a go-it-alone age--and how the different strategies on which affluent, middle-class, and poor families rely not only reflect but fuel inequality.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520277670
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


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"Accessible, elucidating, and grounded in real stories... Cooper offers a robust analysis of gender dynamics, with sharp insights about the heavy burden on women to manage the family's anxiety. Cooper's necessary and timely study is a discomfiting reminder of the human cost of the recession." STARRED REVIEW Publishers Weekly "Cooper's interviewees are fascinating, heartbreakingly optimistic in their poverty or head-shakingly preoccupied with their wealth (which is never enough)... A well-told, personal representation of what's happened to real people in times of 'income stagnation, growing inequality, increasing economic instability, soaring debt, and rising costs.'" Booklist "Revelatory." -- Helaine Olen Pacific Standard "Cut Adrift could well serve as a guide and touchstone ... for the many occasions on which scholars and activists explore the consequences of increasing inequality and uneven vulnerability to economic risk." American Journal of Sociology (AJS)

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