Working Class: Challenging Myths about Blue-Collar Labor (Hardback)Jeff Torlina (author)
Hardback 220 Pages / Published: 30/09/2011
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Jeff Torlina challenges the conventional wisdom about the attitudes of blue-collar men toward their work. Torlina highlights the voices of pipe fitters, welders, carpenters, painters, locomotive assemblers, and factory workers to reveal the complexities-and advantages-of working-class life. These men see blue-collar labor as a desirable alternative to white-collar occupations; their work involves integrity, character, pride, and a connection with being ""a real man,"" values that they perceive as lost in white-collar office jobs. The result is a penetrating critique of many commonly held assumptions, and a compelling case for a new understanding of our social class system.
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 495 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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