In and out of the working class / Michael D. Yates.

Yates, Michael, 1946- [Browse]
Winnipeg : Arbeiter Ring Pub., 2009.
217 p. ; 22 cm.


Summary note
In a series of autobiographical essays written on the border between fiction and non-fiction, a radical economist considers what it means to live in and through the theories about class that have informed his work and teaching. Yates seeks to bring the complexity and ambiguity of class, racial, and gender identity into focus through his own life. Yates writes of the erosion of self-confidence and the anxiety caused by the everyday fears of working-class families. He speaks honestly of the ambivalence and heartbreak caused by upward economic mobility, while relating in a deeply personal way to the structures of class inequality in American life.
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Committed to retain in perpetuity — ReCAP Shared Collection (HUL)
  • Pt. 1. Growing up working class. The year of the strike (fiction)
  • Irene: my mother (non-fiction)
  • Bud: my father (non-fiction)
  • At the factory gate (non-fiction).
  • Pt. 2. The seeds of consciousness. Class: a personal story (non-fiction)
  • Minstrel show (non-fiction)
  • The invisible hand (non-fiction)
  • The demonstration (fiction)
  • Taking the pledge (non-fiction).
  • Pt. 3. The workaday world. Revelation (non-fiction)
  • Two compaigns (non-fiction)
  • Bowling alley (non-fiction)
  • Cesar (creative non-fiction).
  • Pt. 4. Alienation and redemption. V.I. Lenin and Father Roderick (non-fiction)
  • The division chair (non-fiction)
  • Two sick children (non-fiction)
  • Teaching the workers (non-fiction)
  • At the "wall" (non-fiction).
  • Pt. 5. Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will. Removing the veil (non-fiction)
  • A lucky man (fiction).
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