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The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

David J. Karjanen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The Servant Class City demonstrates that for San Diego’s inner city revitalization, focusing on new development, visitor services, and high-rises overlooks the dramatic growth in low-wage service ... 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


Launching the Kalmanovitz Initiative: A Labor Historian’s Labor History

Joseph A. McCartin

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In this chapter, the author describes the ways in which he was able to combine activism with his position as a labor history teacher at Georgetown University. In particular, he explains his role in ... More


Conclusion: An Expanding Servant Class or a Pathway to Prosperity?

David J. Karjanen

in The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The concluding chapter of The Servant Class City provides a review of the key issues and makes policy suggestions. The lack of economic mobility in the United States is a growing problem across ... More


Introduction

David J. Karjanen

in The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The author begins The Servant Class City with an introduction to one of their friends, the entrepreneur Raymond, and the odd jobs he does to earn a living. To some observers, Raymond’s situation and ... More


Asset Poverty and the High Cost of Fringe Banking

David J. Karjanen

in The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The seventh chapter looks more closely at the challenges and costs of the lack of financial institutions within an inner city, and what the implications are for asset accumulation and economic ... More


Working on, off, and around the Books

David J. Karjanen

in The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The fifth chapter looks at informal, or “off-the-books,” employment and how integral it is in low-income communities, particularly for those who cannot afford vital services or do not earn enough ... More


Subsidizing Capital and Expanding Low-Wage Work

David J. Karjanen

in The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The first chapter looks at the background of San Diego’s inner city revitalization, the targeting and subsidization of specific industries, and the politics involved in the process. Since the 1970s, ... More


Do-It-Yourself Safety Nets

David J. Karjanen

in The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The sixth chapter examines the ways that people provide for themselves within low-income communities in the absence of market-based or public sector solutions for everything from childcare to ... More


The Low-Income Trap: Barriers to Economic Mobility

David J. Karjanen

in The Servant Class City: Urban Revitalization Versus the Working Poor in San Diego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694624
eISBN:
9781452955377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694624.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The eighth chapter looks at the challenges that the inner city and working poor have in terms of economic mobility based on a lack of economic or financial resources. This is especially true for the ... More


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