The classic that is widely acknowledged to be the most valuable and insightful book ever written on the dynamics of working-class family life by a renowned sociologist, psychotherapist, and bestselling author."One of the most devastating critiques of contemporary American life that I have read."--Michael B. Katz Professor of History, York University"This is a sensitive andThe classic that is widely acknowledged to be the most valuable and insightful book ever written on the dynamics of working-class family life by a renowned sociologist, psychotherapist, and bestselling author."One of the most devastating critiques of contemporary American life that I have read."--Michael B. Katz Professor of History, York University"This is a sensitive and compassionate portrayal of childhood, marriage, and adult life among the hard-working not-quite poor. It is an important contribution to our understanding of ourselves."--Robert S. Weiss, author of "Marital Separation"...
|Title||:||Worlds Of Pain: Life In The Working-class Family|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Pages|
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Worlds Of Pain: Life In The Working-class Family Reviews
I understand why this was a seminal piece of sociological research into class at the time it was published. Unfortunately, reading it now, the voices in the book sound embedded in a time that has passed and the mammoth changes we have experienced since the book was published have altered the class landscape in such major ways that there is difficulty in crossing this time lapse. However economic deprivation will only ever create 'mounting disadvantages' and from what I see all around me it looks worse.Poverty is exceptionally sad and some of Rubin's early observations in her book manages to articulate some of this.
Brutal. So sad. Hits too close to home. This book was published the year my parents had their first child. Resonance. So much human potential and happiness is needlessly destroyed by the drive for superfluous profit. This book, and the precarious forty years that have elapsed since its publication, are testaments to how corrosive America's ideological fixation on free-market capitalism has been for our collective lived experience. The U.S. is like an alcoholic drinking because they are sad they're an alcoholic. The effective feudalism, the intergenerational oppression the working-class is held in, due to ideology, must end. It's not even pragmatic to be wasting lives in this manner. It's slow sadism.
To get the whole world out of bed And washed, and dressed, and warmed, and fed, To work, and back to bed again, Believe me, Saul, costs worlds of pain. I loved this book and its depiction of the working class. My only sadness is how dated it is. I wish someone would recommend a similar but more current study.
An excellent book (now background but excellent qualitative data) for Social Problems, Introduction to Sociology, Family, or Social Psychology.
I read this in 1983 for a Women's Studies course and was very impressed. The 5-star rating is based on my impression at the time (I haven't re-read recently, but it is still on my bookshelf).
A study of working class families in the 1970s. This kind of book (almost) makes me want to go back to graduate school.
I always believe that early marriage isn't the way out from poverty.
kinda depressing but an easy read and, hmmmm, what's the word, "informative" I suppose
a deeply moving and perceptive sociological study...