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Getting me cheap: how low-wage work traps women and girls in poverty
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Contributors:
Dodson, Lisa, author.
Published:
New York : The New Press, [2022].
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
236 pages ; 22 cm
Status:
Ashland Adult Nonfiction
305.5 FRE

Description

Two groundbreaking sociologists explore the way the American dream is built on the backs of working poor women

Many Americans take comfort and convenience for granted. We eat at nice restaurants, order groceries online, and hire nannies to care for kids.

Getting Me Cheap is a riveting portrait of the lives of the low-wage workers—primarily women—who make this lifestyle possible. Sociologists Lisa Dodson and Amanda Freeman follow women in the food, health care, home care, and other low-wage industries as they struggle to balance mothering with bad jobs and without public aid. While these women tend to the needs of well-off families, their own children frequently step into premature adult roles, providing care for siblings and aging family members.

Based on years of in-depth field work and hundreds of eye-opening interviews, Getting Me Cheap explores how America traps millions of women and their children into lives of stunted opportunity and poverty in service of giving others of us the lives we seek. Destined to rank with works like Evicted and Nickle and Dimed for its revelatory glimpse into how our society functions behind the scenes, Getting Me Cheap also offers a way forward—with both policy solutions and a keen moral vision for organizing women across class lines.

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Ashland Adult Nonfiction
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781620977422, 1620977427

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-219) and index.
Description
"Many Americans take comfort and convenience for granted. We eat at nice restaurants, order groceries online, and hire nannies to care for kids. Getting Me Cheap is a portrait of the lives of the low-wage workers-primarily women-who make this lifestyle possible. Sociologists Lisa Dodson and Amanda Freeman follow women in the food, health care, home care, and other low-wage industries as they struggle to balance mothering with bad jobs and without public aid. While these women tend to the needs of well-off families, their own children frequently step into premature adult roles, providing care for siblings and aging family members. Based on years of in-depth field work and hundreds of eye-opening interviews, Getting Me Cheap explores how America traps millions of women and their children into lives of stunted opportunity and poverty in service of giving others of us the lives we seek."--,Provided by publisher.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Freeman, A., & Dodson, L. (2022). Getting me cheap: how low-wage work traps women and girls in poverty. New York, The New Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Freeman, Amanda and Lisa, Dodson. 2022. Getting Me Cheap: How Low-wage Work Traps Women and Girls in Poverty. New York, The New Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Freeman, Amanda and Lisa, Dodson, Getting Me Cheap: How Low-wage Work Traps Women and Girls in Poverty. New York, The New Press, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Freeman, Amanda and Lisa Dodson. Getting Me Cheap: How Low-wage Work Traps Women and Girls in Poverty. New York, The New Press, 2022.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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