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  • After Freedomby Katherine S. Newman; Ariane De Lannoy

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Twenty years after the end of apartheid, a new generation is building a multiracial democracy in South Africa but remains mired in economic inequality and political conflict.   This spring, South Africa will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the fall of apartheid and the first free elections. Although the country has come far, frustration... more...

  • No Shame in My Gameby Katherine S. Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    "Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is clear and timely." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer In No Shame in My Game , Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman gives voice to a population for whom work, family, and self-esteem are top priorities despite all the factors that make earning a living next to impossible--minimum wage, lack of child care... more...

  • The Accordion Familyby Katherine S. Newman

    Beacon Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    Why are adults in their twenties and thirties boomeranging back to or never leaving their parents' homes in the world's wealthiest countries? Acclaimed sociologist Katherine Newman addresses this phenomenon in this timely and original book that uncovers fascinating links between globalization and the failure-to-launch trend. With over 300 interviews... more...

  • Who Cares?by Katherine S. Newman; Elisabeth S. Jacobs

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Americans like to think that they look after their own, especially in times of hardship. Particularly for the Great Depression and the Great Society eras, the collective memory is one of solidarity and compassion for the less fortunate. Who Cares? challenges this story by examining opinion polls and letters to presidents from average citizens. This... more...

  • Taxing the Poorby Katherine S. Newman; Rourke O'Brien

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    This book looks at the way we tax the poor in the United States, particularly in the American South, where poor families are often subject to income taxes, and where regressive sales taxes apply even to food for home consumption. Katherine S. Newman and Rourke L. O?Brien argue that these policies contribute in unrecognized ways to poverty-related problems... more...

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