America's Working Man

America's Working Man

Work, Home, and Politics Among Blue-collar Property Owners

Book - 1984
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Over a period of six years, at factory and warehouse, at the tavern across the road, in their homes and union meetings, on fishing trips and social outings, David Halle talked and listened to workers of an automated chemical plant in New Jersey's industrial heartland. He has emerged with an unusually comprehensive and convincingly realistic picture of blue-collar life in America. Throughout the book, Halle illustrates his analysis with excerpts of workers' views on everything from strikes, class consciousness, politics, job security, and toxic chemicals to marriage, betting on horses, God, home-ownership, drinking, adultery, the Super Bowl, and life after death. Halle challenges the stereotypes of the blue-collar mentality and argues that to understand American class consciousness we must shift our focus from the "working class" to be the "working man."
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1984
ISBN: 9780226313658
0226313654
Call Number: 331.097 H152a
Characteristics: xviii, 360 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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