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Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Dale Maharidge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book take us to the working-class heart of America, bringing to life—through shoe leather reporting, memoir, vivid stories, stunning photographs, and thoughtful analysis—the deepening crises of ... More


Hunger in the Homes

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter progresses to the boom time. Dot-com start-ups were the darlings of Wall Street. The federal budget was balanced. The illusion of wealth was pervasive. Early in 2000, the bubble in high ... More


The Dark Experiment

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0023
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

In an interview on July 21, 2009, Martha Kegel, executive director of UNITY of Greater New Orleans, described the proliferation of homelessness caused by the loss of 51,000 rental units. She also ... More


Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park

Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713217
eISBN:
9781501709685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

When a rural family of modest means buys a new or used mobile home, unless cash is paid up-front, they become entangled with the highly profitable mobile home industrial complex, made up of home ... More


Necropolis: After the Apocalypse

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

On a chilly March afternoon in 2009, Michael S. Williamson and Dale Maharidge drove into Youngstown and felt the desolation of this lost city. There were miles of burned-out and abandoned homes amid ... More


Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Jennifer Hamer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269316
eISBN:
9780520950177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269316.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Urban poverty, along with all of its poignant manifestations, is moving from city centers to working-class and industrial suburbs in contemporary America, and nowhere is this more evident than in ... More


Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town

Susan Dewey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266902
eISBN:
9780520948310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266902.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the lives of five topless dancers in the economically devastated “rust belt” of upstate New York. With insight and empathy, the book shows how these women negotiate their lives as ... More


Work and Meaning in a Jobless Suburb

Jennifer F. Hamer

in Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269316
eISBN:
9780520950177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269316.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Contrary to popular belief, many black men and women want to work and actually do. Most black men and women do the work that is hardly noticed. Joblessness, underemployment, and poverty wages have ... More


“Around Here, Women Never Get Done Workin'”

Jennifer F. Hamer

in Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269316
eISBN:
9780520950177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269316.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the seemingly never-ending demands on East St. Louis women for the care of others. These women bathe, dress, and nurture children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. ... More


Mothering Paralegals: Emotional Labor in a Feminized Occupation

Jennifer L. Pierce

in Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201071
eISBN:
9780520916401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201071.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the gendered norms of emotional labor in a feminized occupation, paralegal work. It explains that paralegal work is feminized not simply because women do it, but because taking ... More


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