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Chicago'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 Details

ISBN: 9780520235434
ISBN-10: 0520235436
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Pages: 217
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 17-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Maria Kefalas

Maria Kefalas is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Saint Joseph's University.

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