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Author O'Brien, Erin E.
Title The politics of identity : solidarity building among America's working poor / Erin E. O'Brien.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [2008]

Author O'Brien, Erin E.
Series SUNY series in public policy
SUNY series in public policy.
Subject Working poor -- United States.
Group identity -- Political aspects -- United States.
Solidarity -- Political aspects -- United States.
Political planning -- United States.
United States -- Social policy.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-262) and index.
Contents THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY; Contents; Tables and Figure; Acknowledgments; PART I. Identity and Solidarity: Existing Patterns and New Possibilities; 1. Introduction; 2. Identity among the Working Poor: Possibilities in Familiar Patterns; PART II. Coalitional Worker Solidarity: Connecting as Members of Distinct Demographic Groups; 3. "They're a Lot Like Us: "Understanding Coalitional Solidarity, Developing It, and the Role of Associational Identity Politics; 4. "Hey, It's Not My Fault": Barriers to Coalitional Solidarity and the Non-Role of Associational Identity Politics.
PART III. Collective Solidarity: The Working Poor Connecting along a Shared Identity5. "I Got Workers' Backs": Uncovering Collective Worker Solidarity, Developing It, and the Role of Associational Identity Politics; 6. "Being a Worker Doesn't Mean a Thing to Me": The How and Why of Rejecting Collective Worker Solidarity; PART IV. Implications for Policy Change and Activism; Introduction to Part IV: "It's Time for Us to Really Do Something":Key Points for Moving Everyday Feelings Surrounding Solidarity into Policy Change and Activism.
7. "It Could Get Political": Everyday Uses of Collective Solidarity andIdentity Politics for Policy Change and Activism8. "I Would Go toward the Goal They're Trying to Reach": Everyday Uses of Coalitional Solidarity andIdentity Politics for Policy Change and Activism; 9. Conclusion; APPENDIX A: Glossary of Key Terms; APPENDIX B: Sample's Demographic Characteristics; APPENDIX C: Interview Schedule; APPENDIX D: Research Design and Methodology; Notes; Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; O; P; R; S; T; U; W.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781435660175 (electronic bk.)
143566017X (electronic bk.)
0791475018 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0791475026 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791475010 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791475027 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 243862787
Additional Format Print version: O'Brien, Erin E. Politics of identity. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2008 9780791475010 0791475018 (DLC) 2007035328 (OCoLC)168717404