Based primarily on ethnographic data, "Working Class without Work" examines the identity formation process among white working-class youth in the context of the de-industrialization of the American economy. The elimination of many basic production jobs and the expansion of the service sector have changed the expectations and opportunities of the white working class. Weis documents the way in which these young people respond to such changes, and the way they help to create the conditions of their future lives. In the process, she explores issues of race, class, gender and considers the roles of school and family in the production of self.
1. Introduction 2. Freeway Males 3. Freeway Females 4. Within the School 5. Freeway Teachers 6. Freeway Parents 7. Women and Men: A Social Movement Perspective 8. Whether the Working Class?
Series: Critical Social Thought
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 22nd February 1990
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1