Working-Class Heroes: Protecting Home, Community, and Nation in a Chicago Neighborhood

Maria Kefalas (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$41.94
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
February 17, 2003
Pages
217
Dimensions
6.1 X 0.54 X 9.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520235434

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About the Author

Maria Kefalas is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Saint Joseph's University.

Reviews

"Ethnography rarely penetrates this deeply."
"In this well-written book, Kefalas advances our understanding of the socioeconomic insecurities of ordinary white Americans in a changing urban world and shows how these insecurities influence their worldviews and efforts to provide meaning and order in their daily lives."
"As defenders of civilization living in an imperiled world, the workers kefalas studied believe an immaculate household, a well-maintained property, a clean and safe neighborhood, and a righteous nation are worth living and fighting for. Her skillful ethnography truly captures the complexity of their cultural world."