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Barbara Ehrenreich (1941–2022)

Autor/a de Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

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Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of "Blood Rites"; "The Worst Years of Our Lives"; "Fear of Falling", which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, & eight other books. A frequent contributor to Time, Harper's, Esquire, The New Republic, Mirabella, The Nation, The New York Magazine, mostra'n més she lives near Key West, Florida. (Publisher Fact Sheets) Political activist and writer Barbara Ehrenreich was born in Butte, Montana on August 26, 1941. She studied physics at Reed College and graduated in 1963. She received a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Rockefeller University in 1968. Rather than pursuing a career in science, however, she decided to focus on social change. Ehrenreich has written columns and contributed articles to publications including Time Magazine, The Progressive, The New York Times, Mother Jones, The Atlantic Monthly, Ms, The New Republic, Harper's Magazine, and The Nation. She taught essay writing at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley in 1998 and 2000. Ehrenreich has written many books, with 2001's Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America and 2005's Bait and Switch, The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream both becoming New York Times bestsellers. Nickel and Dimed examines working-class poverty, while Bait and Switch discusses white-collar unemployment. Her next bestseller was in 2014 with Living With a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything. In 1998 Ehrenreich was named Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association, and she received the Nation Institute/Puffin Foundation Prize for Creative Citizenship in 2004. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive (2019) — Pròleg — 1,186 exemplars
Darwin (Norton Critical Edition) (1970) — Col·laborador — 653 exemplars
Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology (1992) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions440 exemplars
Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America (2014) — Introducció — 379 exemplars
The Ralph Nader Reader (2000) — Pròleg — 230 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Col·laborador — 221 exemplars
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Col·laborador — 206 exemplars
Common Culture: Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions91 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2020 (2020) — Col·laborador — 85 exemplars
War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing (2016) — Col·laborador — 84 exemplars
Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control (2012) — Pròleg, algunes edicions83 exemplars
Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (2008) — Col·laborador — 76 exemplars
Constructing Masculinity (1995) — Col·laborador — 74 exemplars
Woman's Book of Choices (1992) — Pròleg — 62 exemplars
The Adoring Audience: Fan Culture and Popular Media (1992) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Poverty in the American Dream: Women and Children First (1983) — Autor, algunes edicions38 exemplars
One of the Guys: Women as Aggressors and Torturers (2007) — Pròleg, algunes edicions36 exemplars
It's the Media, Stupid (2000) — Introducció — 34 exemplars
Radical Democracy: Identity, Citizenship and the State (1995) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
No Future for You: Salvos from The Baffler (2014) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
The Best American Political Writing 2002 (2002) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Lost Ground: Welfare Reform, Poverty, and Beyond (2002) — Pròleg — 24 exemplars
Abu Ghraib: The Politics of Torture (2004) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Beyond Crisis: Confronting Health Care in the United States (1994) — Pròleg, algunes edicions7 exemplars
The Breast: An Anthology (1995) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Discovering the Other America: Radical Voices from the 1980s (2012) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars


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Fascinating account of what those who are in manual labor positions experience. Barbara Ehrenreich goes undercover to report on what these workers endure.
She gets hired as a maid, a cleaner, a waitress, and an employee at Walmart. She exposes the inequality and treatment, the pay discrepancies, the terrible living conditions, the stringent guidelines (long hours, very short lunch breaks, low pay). I was appalled at the Merry Maids cleaning policies, and saddened by the treatment these workers endure.
A must read!
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rmarcin | Hi ha 210 ressenyes més | Jan 24, 2024 |
Wished there were concrete examples of uberpositive attitude's deleterious effects on life and career success both for private individuals and organisations. Otherwise, God please screen my country from this sect-like malady.
Den85 | Hi ha 117 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |

I actually was curious to try it myself. And then i spot this one.

A must read.
Den85 | Hi ha 210 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
I read this a few years ago so only have notes made at the time to go by although I think the book was reasonably interesting:

This book was published in the 1970s and is a feminist study of the medical advice given to American women over the past 150 years or so.
kitsune_reader | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Nov 23, 2023 |



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