Without a Net

The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class

Author: Michelle Tea

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580056679

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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An urgent testament to the trials of life for women living without a financial safety net Indie icon Michelle Tea--whose memoir The Chelsea Whistle details her own working-class roots in gritty Chelsea, Massachusetts--shares these fierce, honest, tender essays written by women who can't go home to the suburbs when ends don't meet. When jobs are scarce and the money has dwindled, these writers have nowhere to go but below the poverty line. The writers offer their different stories not for sympathy or sadness, but an unvarnished portrait of how it was, is, and will be for generations of women growing up working class in America. These wide-ranging essays cover everything from selling blood for grocery money to the culture shock of "jumping" class. Contributors include Dorothy Allison, Bee Lavender, Eileen Myles, and Daisy Hernández.


How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today

Author: Chris Carlsson

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 9781904859772

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 1758


Working people are taking back their time and technological know-how from the deadening jobs in small, under-the-radar ways, making life better right now. They reclaim the streets at Critical Mass cycle rides; they reclaim the urban landscape with guerrilla gardening and make common cause in virtual worlds with networks, freeware and hacking. This is a discourse on work, on what we do to make it bearable and the creativity of all those people who subvert the normal order of things. The DIY future is now.

Handbook of the Psychology of Women and Gender

Author: Rhoda K. Unger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471653578

Category: Psychology

Page: 556

View: 3407


Edited by a leader in feminist psychology, this text features focused coverage of the major areas of the developmental, biological, social, and intrapersonal aspects of women and gender.

The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers

Author: Vendela Vida

Publisher: McSweeneys Books


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 454

View: 7024


A fascinating compendium of conversations between writers includes dialogues between Zadi Smith and Ian McEwan, Jonathan Lethem and Paul Auster, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace, and many, many others. Original.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: Lesbians

Page: N.A

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The State of China Atlas

Mapping the World's Fastest-Growing Economy

Author: Robert Benewick,Stephanie Donald

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520256107

Category: Science

Page: 128

View: 1277


"Clear, comprehensive, and focused on the most crucial issues facing the country."—Marc Blecher, Oberlin College "A great visual introduction to the diversity of China."—Tony Saich, Harvard University "The State of China Atlas fills a vital gap, ranging from population, economic growth, and political leadership through to social and environmental development."—John Gittings, former Asia editor, The Guardian

The Samoans

A Global Family

Author: Frederic Koehler Sutter

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824812387

Category: History

Page: 219

View: 7696


Offers portraits and brief profiles of more than a hundred Samoans living around the world.