Working Class

Working Class : Challenging Myths about Blue-Collar Labor

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Jeff Torlina challenges the conventional wisdom about the attitudes of blue-collar men toward their work. Torlina highlights the voices of pipe fitters, welders, carpenters, painters, locomotive assemblers, and factory workers to reveal the complexities-and advantages-of working-class life. These men see blue-collar labor as a desirable alternative to white-collar occupations; their work involves integrity, character, pride, and a connection with being ""a real man,"" values that they perceive as lost in white-collar office jobs. The result is a penetrating critique of many commonly held assumptions, and a compelling case for a new understanding of our social class system.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.1 x 14mm | 367.42g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588267563
  • 9781588267566
  • 1,669,089