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Growing up Working Class


Growing up Working Class

Hidden Injuries and the Development of Angry White Men and Women

von: Thomas J. Gorman

89,99 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 10.08.2017
ISBN/EAN: 9783319588988
Sprache: englisch

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This enlightening auto-ethnography examines how social class (and other social institutions and structures) affect how people grow up. Primarily, the book investigates how American children and young adults are impacted by the "hidden injuries" of class, and offers a rich description of how these injuries manifest and curdle later in life. Thomas J. Gorman provides sociological explanations for the phenomenon of the so-called "angry white man," and engages with this phenomenon as it relates to the rise of recent populist political figures such as Donald J. Trump. He also examines how and why white working class people tend to lash out at the wrong social forces and support political action that works against their own interests. Finally, the book demonstrates the connections between working-class attitudes toward schooling, sports, politics, and economics.
1. Introduction2. Where Does the Concrete End?: The Local Context of the Hidden Injuries of Class3. Education: The Hidden Injuries of Class Begin4. The Injuries Continue Into Adulthood5. Friends and Sports: The Injuries Escalate and Become Personal6. Structure and Culture: The Macro Context of Growing Up Working Class7. Facebook: A Reunion of Angry (and Not so Angry)8. Conclusions: Hard and Settled Living, Self-Confidence, and The Development of Angry (and Not so Angry) White Working-Class Men and Women
Thomas J. Gorman is Associate Professor of Sociology at Queens College, The City University of New York, USA. 
This enlightening auto-ethnography examines how social class (and other social institutions and structures) affect how people grow up. Primarily, the book investigates how American children and young adults are impacted by the "hidden injuries" of class, and offers a rich description of how these injuries manifest and curdle later in life. Gorman provides sociological explanations for the phenomenon of the so-called "angry white man," and engages with this phenomenon as it relates to the rise of recent populist political figures such as Donald J. Trump. He also examines how and why white working class people tend to lash out at the wrong social forces and support political action that works against their own interests. Finally, the book demonstrates the connections between working-class attitudes toward schooling, sports, politics, and economics.
Presents a rich, engaging, and vulnerable personal narrative from an author who grew up in the milieu he seeks to investigateSpeaks to a timely topic - in the face of rising populism, white nationalism, and disenchantment with the status quo political order and a globalized, modernizing worldEngages with sociological and social-psychological theory and strengthened by census tract data, social media data, and the author's lifelong research on social class, education, families, and sports
Presents a rich, engaging, and vulnerable personal narrative from an author who grew up in the milieu he seeks to investigateSpeaks to a timely topic - in the face of rising populism, white nationalism, and disenchantment with the status quo political order and a globalized, modernizing worldEngages with sociological and social-psychological theory and strengthened by census tract data, social media data, and the author's lifelong research on social class, education, families, and sports

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