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The Resource Abandoned in the heartland : work, family, and living in East St. Louis, Jennifer F. Hamer

Abandoned in the heartland : work, family, and living in East St. Louis, Jennifer F. Hamer

Label
Abandoned in the heartland : work, family, and living in East St. Louis
Title
Abandoned in the heartland
Title remainder
work, family, and living in East St. Louis
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer F. Hamer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Urban poverty, along with all of its poignant manifestations, is moving from city centers to working-class and industrial suburbs in contemporary America. Nowhere is this more evident than in East St. Louis, Illinois. Once a thriving manufacturing and transportation center, East St. Louis is now known for its unemployment, crime, and collapsing infrastructure. Abandoned in the Heartland takes us into the lives of East St. Louis's predominantly African American residents to find out what has happened since industry abandoned the city, and jobs, quality schools, and city services disappeared, leaving people isolated and imperiled. Jennifer Hamer introduces men who search for meaning and opportunity in dead-end jobs, women who often take on caretaking responsibilities until well into old age, and parents who have the impossible task of protecting their children in this dangerous, and literally toxic, environment. Illustrated with historical and contemporary photographs showing how the city has changed over time, this book, full of stories of courage and fortitude, offers a powerful vision of the transformed circumstances of life in one American suburb."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamer, Jennifer
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HN80.E27
LC item number
H37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Saint Louis (Ill.)
  • East Saint Louis (Ill.)
  • Working class
  • African Americans
Label
Abandoned in the heartland : work, family, and living in East St. Louis, Jennifer F. Hamer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-229) and index
Contents
In America's heartland -- East St. Louisans and their wheels -- Work and meaning in a jobless city suburb -- Hustling, clean and dirty -- "Around here, women never get done workin" -- "Gotta protect my own" -- The cost of abandonment
Control code
694172170
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 244 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520269316
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010052399
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)694172170
Label
Abandoned in the heartland : work, family, and living in East St. Louis, Jennifer F. Hamer
Publication
Note
"The George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-229) and index
Contents
In America's heartland -- East St. Louisans and their wheels -- Work and meaning in a jobless city suburb -- Hustling, clean and dirty -- "Around here, women never get done workin" -- "Gotta protect my own" -- The cost of abandonment
Control code
694172170
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 244 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520269316
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010052399
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)694172170

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