Nickel and Dimed

Nickel and Dimed

Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity—a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival.

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429926645

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The New York Times bestselling work of undercover reportage from our sharpest and most original social critic, with a new foreword by Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job—any job—can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. Very quickly, she discovered that no job is truly "unskilled," that even the lowliest occupations require exhausting mental and muscular effort. She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you int to live indoors. Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity—a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. And now, in a new foreword, Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, explains why, twenty years on in America, Nickel and Dimed is more relevant than ever.
Categories: Social Science

A study guide for Barbara Ehrenreich s Nickel and Dimed On Not Getting By in America

A study guide for Barbara Ehrenreich s  Nickel and Dimed  On  Not  Getting By in America

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410319753

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A study guide for Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Nickel and Dimed

Nickel and Dimed

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ISBN: OCLC:1011723697

Category: Minimum wage

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Categories: Minimum wage

A Study Guide for Barbara Ehrenreich s Nickel and Dimed

A Study Guide for Barbara Ehrenreich s  Nickel and Dimed

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Cengage Learning Gale

Publisher:

ISBN: 1375401149

Category: Study Aids

Page: 52

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A study guide for Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Study Aids

Nickel and Dimed

Nickel and Dimed

In an attempt to understand the lives of Americans earning near-minimum wages, Ehrenreich works as a waitress in Florida, a cleaning woman in Maine, and a sales clerk in Minnesota.

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 0805088385

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 175

In an attempt to understand the lives of Americans earning near-minimum wages, Ehrenreich works as a waitress in Florida, a cleaning woman in Maine, and a sales clerk in Minnesota.
Categories: Business & Economics

Complaints and Disorders

Complaints and Disorders

New edition of this bestselling book about the history of sexism in the medical profession.

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558616950

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 173

View: 301

In the follow-up to the perennially classic study Witches, Midwives and Nurses (Feminist Press, 2010 - also available from Turnaround), Barbara Ehrenreich and Dierdre English explore the evolution of the medical view of the female sex and how it has been used to reinforce the social view of women. Beginning in the late 19th century, women's inferiority was 'proven' through medical science. Today, the medical establishment still serves to give 'scientific justifications' for the sexist values of society.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Book Club Kit

Book Club Kit

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:646691533

Category: Book clubs (Discussion groups)

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Categories: Book clubs (Discussion groups)

Nickel and Dimed 20th Anniversary Edition

Nickel and Dimed  20th Anniversary Edition

"With a new foreword by Matthew Desmond"--Cover.

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher: Picador USA

ISBN: 9781250808318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 525

In this now classic work, Barbara Ehrenreich, our sharpest and most original social critic, goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job—any job—can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. Very quickly, she discovered that no job is truly "unskilled," that even the lowliest occupations require exhausting mental and muscular effort. She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you intend to live indoors. Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity—a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. You will never see anything—from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal—in quite the same way again.
Categories: Business & Economics

Quicklet On Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

Quicklet On Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

Read more here: www.socialistdemocracy.org/Reviews/ReviewNickelAndDimed.htm RELATED ARTICLES Bill Moyers interview ... author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (now in a 10th anniversary edition with a new afterword) ...

Author: Susan Milam

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 9781614641186

Category: Study Aids

Page: 45

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Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed has sold more than 1.5 million copies since its publication in 2001. It is required reading in many high school and college classrooms. The book has been translated into several languages. It has recently become available as an ebook. Nickel and Dimed received The 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Current Interest book Joan Holden wrote a play based on the characters found in Nickel and Dimed. Richard Brick and Ira Deutchman are developing a movie based on Nickel and Dimed. Mr. Brick is best known as the co-producer of several Woody Allen movies. He also worked with the late Peter Jennings. BOOK EXCERPT FROM THE BARBARA EHRENREICH QUICKLET: NICKEL AND DIMED Ms. Ehrenreich had options. She could stay at home and attempt to live on the equivalent of a $7 an hour job. This scheme, however, wouldn't give her a true picture of the life lived by a menial worker. According to The Preamble Center for Public Policy, the odds were 97 to 1 against a recent welfare recipient finding a job that paid a "living wage". Barbara decided she had to personally battle those odds to understand how the working poor live. In addition, Ms. Ehrenreich holds a doctorate in biology. Her training dictated personal experimentation. She wanted to find out if there were "hidden economies in the world of the low wage worker." Perhaps, she thought, there were unseen benefits to this type of life. On the other hand, the day to day drudgery of low paying work might exact hidden damages. Barbara decided only first-hand experience could tell the tale. Rules were set for her journey into the world of unskilled labor. Rule one: There could be no use of her normal set of job skills. ...to be continued! Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less.
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Encyclopedia of Women in Today s World

Encyclopedia of Women in Today s World

Nickel and Dimed describes how despite her level of education, broad life experience, and intellect, she found it difficult to earn a living wage working minimum-wage jobs. ... Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America.

Author: Mary Zeiss Stange

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412976855

Category: Social Science

Page: 2016

View: 560

This work includes 1000 entries covering the spectrum of defining women in the contemporary world.
Categories: Social Science