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The Resource Bait and switch : the (futile) pursuit of the American dream, Barbara Ehrenreich

Bait and switch : the (futile) pursuit of the American dream, Barbara Ehrenreich

Label
Bait and switch : the (futile) pursuit of the American dream
Title
Bait and switch
Title remainder
the (futile) pursuit of the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Ehrenreich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ehrenreich enters the shadowy world of the white-collar unemployed. Armed with a plausible résumé of a professional "in transition," she attempts to land a job--undergoing career coaching and personality testing, then a series of EST-like boot camps, job fairs, networking events, and evangelical job-search ministries. She gets an image makeover, works to project a winning attitude, yet is proselytized, scammed, lectured, and--again and again--rejected. This book highlights the people who've done everything right, yet have become vulnerable to financial disaster, and not simply due to the vagaries of the business cycle. Today's ultra-lean corporations take pride in shedding "surplus" employees--plunging them into the twilight zone of white-collar unemployment. As Ehrenreich discovers, there are few social supports for these newly disposable workers--and little security even for those who have jobs. --From publisher description
Summary
Focuses on the world of white-collar unemployment as seen through the eyes of the unemployed, describing the woes of "surplus" employees who are forced to confront the realities of financial hardship with few social supports or security
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
167706
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Dewey number
650.14/086/22
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1240
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
HD5708.55.U6
LC item number
E47 2005
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1240
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Displaced workers
  • White collar workers
  • Job hunting
  • Downward mobility (Social sciences)
  • Sociale mobiliteit
  • Middenklassen
  • Werkloosheid
  • Tijdelijke arbeid
  • Arbeidsmobiliteit
  • Travailleurs licenciés
  • Cols blancs
  • Recherche d'emploi
  • Mobilité descendante (Sciences sociales)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the (futile) pursuit of the American dream
Label
Bait and switch : the (futile) pursuit of the American dream, Barbara Ehrenreich
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Finding a coach in the land of Oz -- Stepping out into the world of networking -- Surviving boot camp -- The transformation -- Networking with the Lord -- Aiming higher -- In which I am offered a "job" -- Downward mobility
Control code
2488510
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780805076066
Lccn
2005047916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58985721
  • (OCoLC)58985721
Label
Bait and switch : the (futile) pursuit of the American dream, Barbara Ehrenreich
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Finding a coach in the land of Oz -- Stepping out into the world of networking -- Surviving boot camp -- The transformation -- Networking with the Lord -- Aiming higher -- In which I am offered a "job" -- Downward mobility
Control code
2488510
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780805076066
Lccn
2005047916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58985721
  • (OCoLC)58985721

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