Working Class : Challenging Myths about Blue-Collar Labor
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.
- Hardback | 220 pages
- 152.4 x 228.1 x 14mm | 367.42g
- 15 Sep 2011
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States