Without a Net The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class

[PDF / Epub] ★ Without a Net The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class Author Michelle Tea – E17streets4all.co.uk While many recent books have thoughtfully examined the plight of the working poor in America none of the authors of these books is able to claim a working class background and there are associated met While many recent books have Net The PDF ↠ thoughtfully examined the plight of the working poor in America none of the authors of these books is able to claim a working class background and there are associated methodological and ethical Without a PDF \ concerns raised when most of the explicatory writing on how poverty affects women and girls is done by educated upper class journalists It was these concerns that prompted indie icon Michelle Tea whose memoir The Chelsea Whistle details a Net The eBook ´ her own working class roots in gritty Chelsea Massachusetts to collect these fierce honest tender essays written by women who can’t go home to the suburbs when their assignment is over These wide ranging essays cover everything from a Net The Female Experience Kindle - stealing and selling blood to make ends meet to jumping class how if time euals money then being poor means waiting surviving and returning to the ghetto and how feminine identity is shaped by poverty Contributors include Dorothy Allison Diane Di Prima Terri Griffith Daisy Hernández Frances Varian Tara Hardy Shawna Kenney Siobhan Brooks Terri Ryan and.Without a Net The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class

Michelle Tea born Michelle Tomasik Net The PDF ↠ is an American author poet and literary arts organizer whose autobiographical works explore ueer culture feminism race class prostitution and other topics She is originally from Chelsea Massachusetts and currently lives in Without a PDF \ San Francisco Her books mostly memoirs are known for their views into the ueercore community In Tea partnered with City.

Without a Net The Female Experience of Growing Up Working
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Without a Net The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class
  • Michelle Tea
  • English
  • 03 February 2015
  • 9781580051033

10 thoughts on “Without a Net The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class

  1. says:

    I enjoyed this collection of short essays about working class women from a wide variety of backgrounds as they struggle through poverty inadeuate health care humiliation inferior housing poor working conditions unemployment dead end jobs Their stories were raw personal sometimes depressing yet always engaging These women may be victims but they are also strong and resourceful survivors

  2. says:

    i had big hopes for this book but i thought it was kind of a letdown i mean the female experience of growing up working class? dude that's me i was so hoping to see my experiences reflected through brilliant prose although in some ways i saw my own experience reflected in some of these essays i thought the construction of the book was a little weak i'm sure you will be shocked to hear in light of my high esteem for michelle tea cough that i thought the editing was problematic i got the sense that there was curating than editing going on which is too bad because some of these peeps needed an editor c'mon ladies it doesn't shore up your working class cred to be a crummy writer you can grow up poor still know how to construct a sentence it's called a rough draft you don't go to print with it i felt with many of these stories that the writer was trying to elicit sympathy of guilt from the reader playing the whole i had it worse than you game that really annoyed me i find that shit obnoxious i don't know i just didn't think that the issue of growing up female or working class was drawn out in a sophisticated way i walked away from the book thinking tell me something i don't already know that made me feel that the book was for middle class tourists who wondered what the working class experience was like NOT for me that pissed me off

  3. says:

    Stories too familiar to be shocking I could have written some and easily grown up next to the others Dramatic without condescension these vignettes will linger for a while inside my headThere exist the wealthy and the working class At Vassar I learned the two are not mutually exclusive No matter how rich I might become I will always be the daughter of a janitor I will always look the woman who empties my garbage in the face I will always say thank you to the man who serves my lunch I am one of them and I do not want to Get Out unless they can come tooThat was it for me the Game Piece I would not take a lucrative corporate job and I would not participate in the brain drain of the working class Game Over The culture of the people I come from is as valuable as any I have studied Our language our uniue perspectives our strengths and weaknesses deserve critical attention It is not our status as workers that prevents our happiness but the glaring disparity between our paychecks and the paychecks of the ruling class Working class culture is not something we should run from even if we are offered the opportunity to escape povertyPoverty is not a natural conclusion It is an invention We are not poor because we are inferior as a group of people; we are poor because it is imperative to the global economy that a limitless supply of labor exist The labor must be cheap and disposable This Game Piece respectfully declines the opportunity to exploit the labor of somebody else's mother or father As long as we believe it is desirable to get out of the working class we will continue to be afraid Assimilation does not free us; it whitewashes the most obvious lie ever told The Game is a con The Wheel is fixed It's time to invent a new oneWhat are our choices? Frances Varian 'Getting Out'

  4. says:

    Reading this was like meeting 15 cousins and childhood friends I'd somehow never met before some wise in that 15 going on 30 way some straight up fiercely aggressively brilliant and one that your mom makes you play with I know I'm going to go back and say hi because Shawna Kenney remembers even if her sister doesn't I hope there will be a Without a Net II soon We need one in 2018

  5. says:

    Hits home Powerful and raw This collection of writers offer their different stories not for your sympathy or sadness but as a proclaimation of how it was and is for generations of women growing up working class in America fighting suffering loving

  6. says:

    i'd have given this book five stars but any collection of personal essays will have some clumsy less than stellar stuff but mostly these mini memoirs made me shaky with sadness the good thinking kind of sadness and appreciation

  7. says:

    There need to be books like this

  8. says:

    Read my full review on my blog book has been hanging out on my unread shelf for a VERY long time After reading Barbara Ehrenreich's Nikel and Dimed and some other books exploring poverty and the working poor I picked this book up but it got shelved I'm not sure why except to say I always have a huge ueue of books and I have been focusing on frontlist titles for the last few years Deciding to grab something from my backlist I picked this off my shelf While many books may explore the topic of the working class too often we do not hear their stories firsthand especially from women and girls To dig even deeper we don't hear the stories of LGBTI woman identifying people and women of color Edited by indie icon Michelle Tea Without a Net The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class contains raw and powerful first hand accounts of working class experiences The first essay alone will leave you with your jaw on the ground While it was written in 2004 it is still relevant and provides insight into the daily sacrifices and struggles of an often disparaged demographic I think an updated or additional volume of essays would be well received by the general public and anyone interested in America's economy and class systems

  9. says:

    I loved the variety of experiences represented in this book but hardly dare expand upon them because I most usually have a net This is a must read I don't know this may be the true representation of the USA not the super rich who are running for President or what is left of the middle class The writers each are living or have lived without a net We all think we know these people and some of us surely have had some of these experiences but rarely do we have this inside glimpse of them or our own reflections when we have been on a similar journey

  10. says:

    Okay this might be my favorite contemporary politicalfeminist anthology It was incredible to find a book that reflected my experiences so vividly Full of sharp commentary and witty prose this book is definitely not a sob story about how hard it is to be poor It does reveal the strength and resilience of working class kids and women and offers smart stories from some of the best writers in the genre Also I know some of the authors

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