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Author Draut, Tamara, author.

Title Sleeping giant : how the new working class will transform America / Tamara Draut.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  305.562 DRAUT    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  305.5 DRA    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  305.562 DRA    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  305.5 D79    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  305.562 DRAUT    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 257 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-244) and index.
Contents The bargain-basement economy -- The new indignity of work -- Meet the new populists -- The great power shift -- The legacy of exclusion -- The privilege of visibility -- The sleeping giant stirs -- A better deal -- The blueprint for a better deal.
Summary "It's not your father's working class anymore. It's more female, more diverse racially, and it doesn't wear Carhartt's and a hard hat anymore. Sleeping Giant is the first major examination of this dynamic and increasingly activist class and the role it will play in our political and economic future. What does "working class" mean in today's America? Today's workers don't just man the assembly lines. They watch our children and aging parents, park our cars, screen our luggage, clean our offices and hotel rooms, cook our take-out meals and stock our store shelves. And they are blacker, browner, and more female than the old working class. They are not as organized, in terms of their unions and political clout, but they are demographically powerful and are awakening to that power. The new working class is indeed a "sleeping giant," and Tamara Draut will blend up-close-and-personal individual narratives with historical background and sophisticated analysis to explain how they are about to change America for the better"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Working class -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Diversity in the workplace -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Added Title How the new working class will transform America
ISBN 9780385539777 (hardback)
0385539770 (hardback)
9780385539784 (ebook)
0385539789 (ebook)
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