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America's Working Man : Work, Home and Politics Among Blue-collar Property Owners - David Halle

America's Working Man

Work, Home and Politics Among Blue-collar Property Owners

Paperback Published: 1st January 1984
ISBN: 9780226313665
Number Of Pages: 384

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Over a period of six years, at factory and warehouse, at the tavern across the road, in their homes and union meetings, on fishing trips and social outings, David Halle talked and listened to workers of an automated chemical plant in New Jersey's industrial heartland. He has emerged with an unusually comprehensive and convincingly realistic picture of blue-collar life in America. Throughout the book, Halle illustrates his analysis with excerpts of workers' views on everything from strikes, class consciousness, politics, job security, and toxic chemicals to marriage, betting on horses, God, home-ownership, drinking, adultery, the Super Bowl, and life after death. Halle challenges the stereotypes of the blue-collar mentality and argues that to understand American class consciousness we must shift our focus from the "working class" to be the "working man."

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Life outside Work
The Residential Setting
Leisure
Marriage and Family Conclusion to Part 1
Blue-Collar Work and the Automated Factory
An Automated Plant: Overview
The Production Worker in an Automated Plant
Support Workers: Mechanics, Laboratory Technicians, Packagers, Warehouse Workers Conclusion to Part 2
The Limits of Mobility at Work: Solidarity and Dispute
Occupational Mobility and Security
Solidarity and Dispute Conclusion to Park 3
Politics and Class Consciousness
Politics and the Structure of Power: Democracy and Freedom
Position in the System of Production: The Concept of the Working Man
Position outside Work: Income Level, Standard of Living, and Residential Situation
Nationalism and Populism Conclusion to Part 4
A Sociology of the Mediocre: Religion, Ethnicity, and National Rituals
Religion
Ethnicity
National Holidays and Cults
Conclusion: Class and Politics in America
Appendix: Supplementary
Tables
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780226313665
ISBN-10: 0226313662
Series: Work, Home, and Politics Among Blue Collar Property Owners
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st January 1984
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 15.4  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Type: New edition