Steelworker Alley by Robert Bruno
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Steelworker Alley
By Robert Bruno

Steelworker Alley

How Class Works in Youngstown

By (author) See other recent books by Robert Bruno
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $48.99
Your Price: $44.09 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.20 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Steelworker Alley by Robert Bruno

Book Description

For retired steelworkers in Youngstown, Ohio, the label "working class" fits comfortably. Questioning the widely held view that laborers in postwar America have adopted middle-class values, Robert Bruno shows that in this community a blue-collar identity has provided a positive focus for many residents.The son of a Youngstown steelworker, Bruno returned to his hometown seeking to understand the formation of his own working-class consciousness and the place of labor in the larger capitalist society. Drawing on interviews with dozens of former steelworkers and on research in local archives, Bruno explores the culture of the community, including such subjects as relations among co-workers, class antagonism, and attitudes toward authority. He describes how, because workers are often neighbors, the workplace takes on a feeling of neighborhood. He also demonstrates that to understand class consciousness one must look beyond the workplace, in this instance from Youngstown's front porches to its bowling alleys and voting booths. Written with a deeply personal approach, Steelworker Alley is a richly detailed look at workers which reveals the continuing strength of class relationships in America.

Buy Steelworker Alley book by Robert Bruno from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780801486005
ISBN-10: 0801486009
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author Robert Bruno

Fight for the Soul of Public Education by Robert Bruno Fight for the Soul of Public Education, Hardback (February 2017)

Using interviews, first-person accounts, participant observation, union documents, and media reports, Steven K. Ashby and Robert Bruno tell the story of the 2012 strike that shut down the Chicago school system for seven days.

Reforming the Chicago Teamsters by Robert Bruno Reforming the Chicago Teamsters, Paperback (June 2003)

How did the Chicago Teamsters Local 705, once notorious for corruption and despotism, become an organization that the "Wall Street Journal" hailed as "a model of reform"? This narrative tells of the violent and contentious struggle to reform one of the most powerful and independent union locals.

» View all books by Robert Bruno


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Steelworker Alley book by Robert Bruno and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Robert Bruno

Robert Bruno is a Professor of Labor and Employment Relations and Director of the Labor Education Program in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is also Director of the School's Project for Middle Class Renewal. He is the author of Steelworker Alley: How Class Works in Youngstown and A Fight for the Soul of Public Education: The Story of the Chicago Teachers Strike, both from Cornell,Justified by Work: Identity and the Meaning of Faith in Chicago's Working-Class Churches, and Reforming the Chicago Teamsters: The Local 705 Story.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Robert Bruno close
Fight for the Soul of Public Education by Robert Bruno
Reforming the Chicago Teamsters by Robert Bruno
» close