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"Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is clear and timely." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

In No Shame in My Game, Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman gives voice to a population for whom work, family, and self-esteem are top priorities despite all the factors that make earning a living next to impossible--minimum wage, lack of child care and health care, and a desperate shortage of even low-paying jobs. By intimately following the lives of nearly 300 inner-city workers and job seekers for two yearsin Harlem, Newman explores a side of poverty often ignored by media and politicians--the working poor.

The working poor find dignity in earning a paycheck and shunning the welfare system, arguing that even low-paying jobs give order to their lives. No Shame in My Game gives voice to a misrepresented segment of today's society, and is sure to spark dialogue over the issues surrounding poverty, working and welfare.


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Published: VintageAnchor an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on Mar 30, 1999
ISBN: 9780307558657
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Katherine S. Newman, Ford Foundation Professor of Urban Studies at Harvard, focuses much of her research on America's urban poor. In No Shame in My Game, Newman describes the results of her two year research project in Harlem, a project in which Newman and others studied the lives of many of Harlem's working poor. Many findings were surprising and contrary to popular depictions of the poor. Most poor people, Newman found, want to work and spend numerous hours in fruitless searches for work. The book uses exerpts from subjects' own diaries and details the day-to-day lives of the subjects to create a powerful story of the working poor in America. Recommended.read more
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Katherine S. Newman, Ford Foundation Professor of Urban Studies at Harvard, focuses much of her research on America's urban poor. In No Shame in My Game, Newman describes the results of her two year research project in Harlem, a project in which Newman and others studied the lives of many of Harlem's working poor. Many findings were surprising and contrary to popular depictions of the poor. Most poor people, Newman found, want to work and spend numerous hours in fruitless searches for work. The book uses exerpts from subjects' own diaries and details the day-to-day lives of the subjects to create a powerful story of the working poor in America. Recommended.
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