Working Class Heroes
Protecting Home, Community and Nation in a Chicago Neighborhood
By (author) Maria Kefalas
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Working Class Heroes by Maria Kefalas
Book DescriptionChicago's Southwest Side is one of the last remaining footholds for the city's white working class, a little-studied and little-understood segment of the American population. This book paints a nuanced and complex portrait of the firefighters, police officers, stay-at-home mothers, and office workers living in the stable working-class community known as Beltway. Building on the classic Chicago School of urban studies and incorporating new perspectives from cultural geography and sociology, Maria Kefalas considers the significance of home, community, and nation for Beltway residents.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520235434
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 17-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Maria Kefalas
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Why do so many poor American youth continue to have children before they can afford to take care of them? This title offers a look at what marriage and motherhood mean to these women and provides the study of why they put children before marriage despite the daunting challenges they know lie ahead.
Coming of Age in America, Paperback (September 2011)» View all books by Maria Kefalas
What is it like to become an adult in twenty-first-century America? This book takes us to four very different places - New York City, San Diego, rural Iowa, and Saint Paul, Minnesota - to explore the dramatic shifts in coming-of-age experiences across the country.
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Author Biography - Maria Kefalas
Maria Kefalas is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Saint Joseph's University.
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