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Tumbleweed Society : Working and Caring in an Age of Insecurity - Reprint by Allison J. Pugh (Paperback)

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In The Tumbleweed Society, Allison Pugh offers a moving exploration of sacrifice, betrayal, defiance, and resignation, as people cope in a society where relationships and jobs seem to change constantly. Based on eighty in-depth interviews with parents who have varied experiences of job insecurity and socio-economic status, Pugh finds most seem to accept job insecurity as inevitable but still try to bar that insecurity from infiltrating their home lives. Rigid expectations for enduring connections and uncompromising loyalty in their intimate relationships, however, can put intolerable strain on them, often sparking instability in the very social ties they yearn to protect. By shining a light on how we prepare ourselves and our children for an uncertain environment, Pugh gives us a detailed portrait of how we compel ourselves to adapt emotionally to a churning economy, and what commitment and obligation mean in an insecure age.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 262
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Sociology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Book theme: Marriage & Family, Urban
Author: Allison J. Pugh
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2018
TCIN: 53450392
UPC: 9780190868666
Item Number (DPCI): 248-68-0067
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