Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (July 15, 1987)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.3 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
Over a interval of six years, at manufacturing facility and warehouse, on the tavern around the highway, of their houses and union conferences, on fishing journeys and social outings, David Halle talked and listened to employees of an automatic chemical plant in New Jersey's commercial heartland. He has emerged with an surprisingly finished and convincingly real looking photo of blue-collar existence in the USA. in the course of the e-book, Halle illustrates his research with excerpts of employees' perspectives on every thing from moves, category realization, politics, activity safety, and poisonous chemical substances to marriage, having a bet on horses, God, home-ownership, ingesting, adultery, the great Bowl, and existence after dying. Halle demanding situations the stereotypes of the blue-collar mentality and argues that to appreciate American classification recognition we needs to shift our concentration from the "working category" to be the "working man."