Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy
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Their declining fortunes in recent decades tell us something about what the white-collar workforce should expect to see in the years ahead, as job-killing technologies and the shipping of work overseas take away even more good jobs. Cut Loose offers a poignant look at how the long-term unemployed struggle in today’s unfair economy to support their families, rebuild their lives, and overcome the shame and self-blame they deal with on a daily basis. It is also a call to action—a blueprint for a new kind of politics, one that offers a measure of grace in a society of ruthless advancement.
Praise For Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy…
— Times Higher Education
"The book is full of accounts, many containing moving, first-person stories of the impact on individuals and families of difficult work. . . . Recomended."
"Cut Loose is an illuminating look at the impacts of prolonged joblessness that accompanied economic restructuring for a group of long-term unemployed autoworkers in Michigan and Ontario in 2009–10."
— American Journal of Sociology
"[Chen's] in-depth interviews are both empathetic and perceptive... Important."
— Contemporary Sociology
University of California Press, 9780520283015, 344pp.
Publication Date: July 20, 2015