Class Lives Stories from Across Our Economic Divide Class Lives is an anthology of narratives dramatizing the lived experience of class in America It includes forty original essays from authors who represent a range of classes genders races ethnicit

  • Title: Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide
  • Author: Chuck Collins Jennifer Ladd Maynard Seider Felice Yeskel
  • ISBN: 9780801479656
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • Class Lives is an anthology of narratives dramatizing the lived experience of class in America It includes forty original essays from authors who represent a range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, and occupations across the United States Born into poverty, working class, the middle class, and the owning class and every place in between the contributors deClass Lives is an anthology of narratives dramatizing the lived experience of class in America It includes forty original essays from authors who represent a range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, and occupations across the United States Born into poverty, working class, the middle class, and the owning class and every place in between the contributors describe their class journeys in narrative form, recounting one or two key stories that illustrate their growing awareness of class and their place, changing or stable, within the class system.The stories in Class Lives are both gripping and moving One contributor grows up in hunger and as an adult becomes an advocate for the poor and homeless Another acknowledges the truth that her working class father s achievements afforded her and the rest of the family access to people with power A gifted child from a working class home soon understands that intelligence is a commodity but finds his background incompatible with his aspirations and so attempts to divide his life into separate worlds.Together, these essays form a powerful narrative about the experience of class and the importance of learning about classism, class cultures, and the intersections of class, race, and gender Class Lives will be a helpful resource for students, teachers, sociologists, diversity trainers, activists, and a general audience It will leave readers with an appreciation of the poignancy and power of class and the journeys that Americans grapple with on a daily basis.

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    One thought on “Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide”

    1. I could only give this book three stars mainly because of the way it made me feel. The stories of different people from different socio-economic classes was interesting, but frustrating at the same time. I wish the book could have ended with more of a solution to the problem, but then again, the solution lies within each of uswhich was the point.

    2. An excellent compilation of essays depicting a spectrum of feelings of class struggle. From deeply impoverished hardship to tasteful guilt, these essays serve as qualitative evidence exposing ever-present class disparities in the U.S.

    3. We are not all middle classClass Lives Stories From Across Our Economic Divide (A Class Action Book), edited by Chuck Collins, Jennifer Ladd, Maynard Seider, and Felice Yeskel (ILR Press/Cornell University Press, $19.95).We’d like to believe that we’re all middle class, but the reality is, we’re not. In fact, unless you own more property than the heavily-mortgaged house you’re living in and would be able to lose your job without fear of immediately falling into poverty, thanks to savings [...]

    4. This book definitely helped me identify my own class more clearly, and the various class divides in my life!

    5. I was disappointed in this book. A few essays were interesting, but most did not go very deep. Being poor is hard, wealthier people don't have student loans. I wanted more subtle stuff that I didn't know, like differences in attitudes, values, manners. I think an ethnography would've done this much better than an edited collection. The separate essays meant there was very little synthesis, and the need to find authors who were willing and able to write about class meant all the writers who about [...]

    6. Class Lives is a book that compiles stories of people from varied economic backgrounds. The author breaks them down into five categories; poor and low income, working class, middle class, owning class, and mixed class. Each category has individual essays written by people who were raised in their category. Although some were interesting and attempted to show how their upbringing impacted their entire life, it just was not insightful. The book was not insightful enough to tie them together with s [...]

    7. Fabulous thought-provoking book about how class (and culture) affect lives. Divided into sections, each chapter is an essay and personal story in relation to class upbringing. Using it for college course - I hope.

    8. Your expectations when you read a book often directly affect how you rate it. I think this is definitely true with this book. I am very interested in Chuck Collins efforts regarding economic inequality and had hoped to read his most recent book but this is the only one my library carries. As a result, I was not really expecting this book. The book met its stated objective which was to have the reader, me, examine how class and finances affected their lives. I certainly did that, but I was left w [...]

    9. UMW bookThis book was ok but I had a hard time getting thru it . Maybe someday I'll try to read it again.

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