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Barbara Ehrenreich (1941–2022)

Forfatter af Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

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Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of "Blood Rites"; "The Worst Years of Our Lives"; "Fear of Falling", which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, & eight other books. A frequent contributor to Time, Harper's, Esquire, The New Republic, Mirabella, The Nation, The New York Magazine, vis mere she lives near Key West, Florida. (Publisher Fact Sheets) Political activist and writer Barbara Ehrenreich was born in Butte, Montana on August 26, 1941. She studied physics at Reed College and graduated in 1963. She received a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Rockefeller University in 1968. Rather than pursuing a career in science, however, she decided to focus on social change. Ehrenreich has written columns and contributed articles to publications including Time Magazine, The Progressive, The New York Times, Mother Jones, The Atlantic Monthly, Ms, The New Republic, Harper's Magazine, and The Nation. She taught essay writing at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley in 1998 and 2000. Ehrenreich has written many books, with 2001's Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America and 2005's Bait and Switch, The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream both becoming New York Times bestsellers. Nickel and Dimed examines working-class poverty, while Bait and Switch discusses white-collar unemployment. Her next bestseller was in 2014 with Living With a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything. In 1998 Ehrenreich was named Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association, and she received the Nation Institute/Puffin Foundation Prize for Creative Citizenship in 2004. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive (2019) — Forord — 1,186 eksemplarer
Darwin (Norton Critical Edition) (1970) — Bidragyder — 652 eksemplarer
Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology (1992) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver440 eksemplarer
Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America (2014) — Introduktion — 379 eksemplarer
The Ralph Nader Reader (2000) — Forord — 230 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Bidragyder — 221 eksemplarer
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Bidragyder — 206 eksemplarer
Common Culture: Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture (1995) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver91 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 2020 (2020) — Bidragyder — 85 eksemplarer
Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control (2012) — Forord, nogle udgaver83 eksemplarer
Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (2008) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer
Constructing Masculinity (1995) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer
Woman's Book of Choices (1992) — Forord — 62 eksemplarer
The Adoring Audience: Fan Culture and Popular Media (1992) — Bidragyder — 53 eksemplarer
Poverty in the American Dream: Women and Children First (1983) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver38 eksemplarer
One of the Guys: Women as Aggressors and Torturers (2007) — Forord, nogle udgaver36 eksemplarer
It's the Media, Stupid (2000) — Introduktion — 34 eksemplarer
Radical Democracy: Identity, Citizenship and the State (1995) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
No Future for You: Salvos from The Baffler (2014) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
The Best American Political Writing 2002 (2002) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Lost Ground: Welfare Reform, Poverty, and Beyond (2002) — Forord — 24 eksemplarer
Abu Ghraib: The Politics of Torture (2004) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Beyond Crisis: Confronting Health Care in the United States (1994) — Forord, nogle udgaver7 eksemplarer
The Breast: An Anthology (1995) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Discovering the Other America: Radical Voices from the 1980s (2012) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Fascinating account of what those who are in manual labor positions experience. Barbara Ehrenreich goes undercover to report on what these workers endure.
She gets hired as a maid, a cleaner, a waitress, and an employee at Walmart. She exposes the inequality and treatment, the pay discrepancies, the terrible living conditions, the stringent guidelines (long hours, very short lunch breaks, low pay). I was appalled at the Merry Maids cleaning policies, and saddened by the treatment these workers endure.
A must read!
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rmarcin | 210 andre anmeldelser | Jan 24, 2024 |
Wished there were concrete examples of uberpositive attitude's deleterious effects on life and career success both for private individuals and organisations. Otherwise, God please screen my country from this sect-like malady.
Den85 | 117 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |

I actually was curious to try it myself. And then i spot this one.

A must read.
Den85 | 210 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
I read this a few years ago so only have notes made at the time to go by although I think the book was reasonably interesting:

This book was published in the 1970s and is a feminist study of the medical advice given to American women over the past 150 years or so.
kitsune_reader | 19 andre anmeldelser | Nov 23, 2023 |



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