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Serving in Florida by Barbara Ehrenreich
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...Barbara Ehrenreich Summary: Barbara Ehrenreich works as a waitress in Hearthside restaurant. Her job is exhausting and the manager makes sure that even when there is no work to be done, the workers are kept busy. The workplace has a tensed environment and she discovers that the opinions of employees are not considered at all. She finds the attitude of her manager towards his staff insulting; for instance, one day he gathers them in the kitchen and warns them about the terrible consequences because some sort of drug activity had been discovered in the restaurant. She and others continue to work even in such pathetic conditions for their survival. She conducts a survey to find... ?‘Serving in Florida’ by...
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Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
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...Barbara Ehrenreich Presented Critical theory and social constructionism Social constructionism might be considered to be an important concept in the narrative and identity research and theorizing. For example, social construction of identity largely would be portrayed by this case: in the current modern life there is much control of advertising by social institutions such as the schools, financial institutions, and different types of work. This leaves little freedom for the individual person to try on personal narratives that fit to the unique stories and have the space and time to formulate their own stories... interesting and reasonably cheap book about management London: Sage Doyle, A.C....
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What I've learned from men by Barbara ehrenreich
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...Barbara Ehrenreich thinks that women today are still ladylike when it comes to battle of the sexes (Ehrenreich 225), viewing being ladylike as just being weak, and nice (226). Being ladylike does not demean women but in fact, can be used to empower them. Women can be tough but still nice in a ladylike way. Her action with a prestigious professor is not ladylike and can be considered cowardly (225). Protecting oneself from being attacked or abused does not demean being a woman. Instead, standing up for oneself or not acting crazy out of anger, is the very essence of being a lady. I don’t agree when she said that we may be able to learn from men... On Being a Lady In “What I’ve Learned From Men”,...
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An Analysis of Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
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...Barbara Ehrenreich An Analysis of Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich 1 An Analysis of Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich Introduction Millions of Americans work for scarcity intensity wages. However, at some point, Barbara Ehrenreich determined to unite with them. She was motivated in the part by the oratory neighboring wellbeing improvement, which assured that every occupation equals an enhanced life. But how can someone stay alive, let alone flourish on $6 to $7 an hour To discover that, Ehrenreich moved from Florida to Maine, taking the cheapest accommodation obtainable and working as a waitress... An Analysis of Nickel and Dimed by...
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Analytical essay about Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
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...Barbara Ehrenreich worked as an undercover journalist to discover the hard facts about the low-wage workers in America. She renounced her comfortable life to join the working class people, who were seen undergoing extreme hardships with their poverty-level wages. Therefore, what she has narrated in Nickel and Dimed is an account of her bitter experience as a low-class worker. She worked in several places in America to find out whether the situation is the same for all such workers everywhere in America. The irony is that America is a rich and prosperous country, where everyone is supposed to be enjoying a comfortable life. Barbara’s book also exposes the hollowness of the 1996... Nickel and Dimed Barbara ...
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For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women By Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English
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...Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English The book For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts Advice to Women is written by two of the most eminent feminists of our time Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English. The book narrates the 200 years of legacy that the woman genome has gone through and reached the present era of interaction of social factors and curative tips. Born in 1941, Ehrenreich is a veteran writer and an American feminist. She has authored more than 20 books and written many articles and essays, mostly related with issues surrounding women (Mayfield, 2009, p. 180). Ehrenreich completed her doctorate in cellular... ?For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts’ Advice to Women By Barbara ...
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For her own good: two centuries of the experts' advice to women / Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English
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...Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English This impenetrable, well-argued classic gives emphasis to want to take connoisseur counsel with a salt shaker. In the book “For her own good: 150 years of expert's advice of women," Barbara Ehrenreich, as well as Deirdre English without difficulty show that a lot of experts cheerfully hammer obstinate souls into a form up to standard to the social order, instead of encouraging individuals to uncover their own path. The book thrusts into 150 years of misbegotten guidance to women, as well as open to discussion insights into female personality that have loads... A book review of Ehrenreigh and English's "For her own good: 150 years of expert's advice of women" By...
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Comparison of Barbara Ehrenreich"Bright-Sided" and " Mariah Burton Nelson, " I Won. I'm sorry."
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...Barbara... Ehrenreich’s Bright-Sided: How the Reckless Promotion of Positive Thinking has Undermined America. It does this by looking at how these articles are in a dialogue about identified aspects of popular US culture discussed by these scholars. In I Won. Im sorry, Nelson presents a candid and insightful discussion on the gender stereotyping in athletics as one of the popular cultures in USA. As a former basketball player, Nelson alludes to her own experiences because she happened to have actively engaged in her favorite game at a time when US culture was quite skeptical ob the involvement of women in certain sporting activities. With her first-hand experiences, Nelson...
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A summary of the book (Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By in America. New )
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...Barbara Ehrenreich lives though some of the grim experiences of the lower strata of the society. Her sufferings are self-inflicted but that is to serve the cause of her writing and to make the society aware as to what really is happening. She is a practicing educationalist and what she does is for passion and to achieve her objectives. She works like... Essay, English Literature ic and Modern) Topic: A summary of the book Introduction: Practical experience is an invaluable asset for an author to be accepted. In the present context, the author decides to live with a mask to work on the intended project, and possesses excellent writing skills, that script has the potentiality to become a good book. The...
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After the read Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2001
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...Ehrenreich, Barbara (2001). Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. New York: Henry Holt and Company. Ehrenreich, Barbara (2002). Nickel and Dimed. Undercover in Low-wage USA: London, UK: Granta. Marx, Karl, Mandel, Ernest & Fernback, David (1992). Capital: A Critique of Political Economy. New York, NY: Penguin Classics. This book is a re-issue only... ? After house rentals, food is the next biggest item of expense and food now is also getting more expensive. Getting an adequate diet is reduced to some chopped meat, cheese, noodles, beans and vegetables (Ehrenreich, 2001). To save on rent, the poor workers often stay in trailers or in cheap housing developments or...
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...Barbara Ehrenreich This is a book that was written by Barbara Ehrenreich inthe year 2001, and from the perspective of an undercover agent. This book is an investigation of the effects of the 1996 welfare reform act, on poor working people. The author of this book manages to investigate the various difficulties that poor laborers face, and this includes the costs that they incur while accessing necessities such as shelter, food, housing, etc. Some of the problems identified include consumption of unhealthy food substances, payment of high costs because of staying in a hotel, and inability to carter for their daily needs. Furthermore, the author of this book found out that manual... Summary of a Book by...
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Critical Analysis: Reading Journal on The Roots of War
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...Barbara Ehrenreich (Ehrenreich 598). This essay actually talks about the possible roots of war—while at the same time critiquing the conventional explanations of the origins and the causes of war (Ehrenreich 598). Some of the main purposes of Ehrenreich in writing this essay is to analyze the different explanation for the roots of war, inform the readers on why the conventional explanation on the roots of war may be insufficient to explain this phenomenon, and persuade her... Critical Analysis: Reading Journal on "The Roots of War" Basic Analysis One of the most famous narratives that talks about both the complexities and the unique dynamics of war is the essay “The Roots of War,” which was written by...
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Why pathologies of hope
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...Barbara Ehrenreich, she used the word to define a state of mind that is being pushed by life coaches and other psychiatric professionals in the treatment of their patients. Perhaps owing to the original definition of the word, Ms. Ehrenreich chose to use the word to define the case of “hope” as a study of a state of mind. This is a conclusion that she arrived at because of her bout with cancer that left her more angry and combatant rather than hopeful. This is a thesis... Pathologies of Hope Most medical professionals define the word pathology as the root cause of illness. It can describe either the nature, origin, orcourse of an illness in relation to the current form of the disease. In the case of...
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Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
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...Barbara Ehrenreich is trying to discover the struggle of the middle class in pursuing the so called “American Dream”, the real plight of this class eludes the reader. The book ends up as one dealing with the author’s experience of job hunting than with the life and plight of the jobless white color workers in the American corporate world Though Barbara Ehrenreich is trying to discover the struggle of the middle class in pursuing the so called “American Dream”, the very concept of the American Dream... . But the adventure got extended up to ten months costing her $6000.But the sole offer she could manage was a sales position for an insurance company on the basis of commission-only,...
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Nickle-and-Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
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...Barbara Ehrenreich decided to learn what welfare mothers experience when they look for a source of income. She did not use the traditional way of learning like gathering information and data through observation and interviews, but she learned through experience and immersion. She decided to give up being a middle-class journalist for a while and became a manual worker. Her first dilemma was the house rental as it was expensive (Ehrenreich 93). She then settled for trailer house and sacrificed comfort just to be near employment opportunities. She had health and financial assistance waiting at the background while she analyzed... Nickle-and-Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America Summary In her essay,...
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Thesis on Nickel and Dimed
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...Barbara Ehrenreich story, Nickel and Dimed because I have an interest of how the low income earners receive treatment in their places of work. Nickel and Dimed is a story by an essay writer, Barbara Ehrenreich, who was an undercover low wage worker. His aim was to find out how unskilled workers survived to make their ends meet. He conducted his experiment mainly in Minnesota, Floridra, and Maine. He focused on getting a job, and lodging in each location he went for his research. He conducted his research for the duration of one month in every location. In the one month, he worked fulltime, and he would live only off the amount... Thesis on Nickel and Dimed Introduction I have taken consideration of the...
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Book Review Barbara Ehreneich. 2001. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
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...Barbara Ehrenreich lived for one year on low wage jobs – as a waitress, a nursing home aid, a maid, and a Wal-Mart worker. Along the way, she encountered many indignities and injustices, from drug tests to intrusive questionnaires. She also discovered some of the reasons why poverty is so entrenched, from the fact that the poor do not negotiate their salaries and do not try to get jobs that pay more, for a variety of reasons, to the fact that the poor are made to feel so bad about themselves that they feel that they cannot do better. She also found that, when one is poor, affordable housing is almost impossible unless one works... ? Introduction In the searing and often funny book Nickel and Dimed, the...
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Law of Attraction Fact or Folly
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...Barbara Ehrenreich analyze the reasons for the mishaps in the world and act to get rid of them. The followers of concepts like law of attraction often find some of their wishes coming true immediately and the other few eluding them for their life. For example, they might get an intuition that some of their closed kith or kin might get caught... ?Law of Attraction – Fact or Folly “Thoughts become things” is the basis of the law of attraction. Ever since the release of the film “The Secret” several people have been arguing for and against this concept. The preachers of mind power concepts like “The Secret” emphasize, thought is the kindling factor for any major achievement in the world. People like Barbara ...
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Critical Analysis: Reading Journal on The Roots of War
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...Barbara Ehrenreich (Ehrenreich 598). This essay actually talks about the possible roots of war—while at the same time critiquing the conventional explanations of the origins and the causes of war (Ehrenreich 598). Some of the main purposes of Ehrenreich in writing this essay is to analyze the different explanation for the roots of war, inform the readers on why the conventional explanation on the roots of war may be insufficient to explain this phenomenon, and persuade her... ? Critical Analysis: Reading Journal on "The Roots of War" Basic Analysis One of the most famous narratives that talks about both the complexities and the unique dynamics of war is the essay “The Roots of War,” which was written by...
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...Barbara Ehrenreich, social es do exist in America mostly built around economic abilities of different people. The primary focus of her article is the working poor in America who have held jobs in retrospect but are currently jobless because of the recession. This article is centered on the issue of criminalization of poverty, which leads to poor people being treated as if they committed a crime by being poor. She cites the example of the couple Kristen and Joe Parente, who have to wait for weeks for a welfare checks. When these finally come, the welfare workers treat them like criminals and subject them to myriad tests and investigations; ostensibly to prevent fraud but serve... to dehumanize...
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With the Grain & Against the Grain
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...Barbara Ehrenreich explores life as a minimum wage worker and living on the welfare. With an aim to experience life as a fulltime low wage worker, Ehrenreich set out to see if her low wage income was able to offset her expenses. Millions of Americans work low wage jobs to support themselves. Through Ehrenreich’s experiences it is clear that low income is hardly enough to support basic expenses. To start, low wage life also involves many more trade-offs, particularly concerning convenience in order to make living more affordable (Ehrenreich, 14). Additionally, there is a fair amount of competition in acquiring even a $6 per hour job and employers may keep... to the overall salary of minimum...
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Nickeled and Dimed
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...Barbara Ehrenreich’s book Nickel and Dimed was a result of an investigative journalism that the author undertook at the behest of Lewis Lapham, the editor of Harper’s. The main idea behind this was to check the groundwork reality of American poverty within the low wage work force, at the time of the 1996 welfare reforms. Her book was published in 2001 and it instantly garnered attention from all quarters. Her story based on a similar line to that of ‘old world journalism’, that had earlier seen the likes of George Orwell, Upton Sinclair and John Howard Griffin, was however slightly different from them. Ehrenreich, during her ‘investigation’, held... Nickel and Dimed- To Survive with only 7$ per Hour...
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Interpretive essay on Pathologies of Hope
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...Barbara Ehrenreich’s “Pathologies of Hope.” Barbara Ehrenreich’s essay, “Pathologies of Hope,” appeared in Harper’s Magazine in 2007. In this piece, Ehrenreich expresses an opinion which is contrary to the prevailing popular wisdom, which holds “that hope, optimism, and a ‘positive attitude’ are the keys to health and longevity” (Ehrenreich). In an age in which the general mantra for well-being is declared to be ‘Think Positive,’ Ehrenreich vehemently takes the opposite stand. In fact, as the title of her essay indicates, the author goes so far as to consider ‘Hope’ in the light of a disease and goes on to diagnose its processes and negative effects. The purpose of her essay... Interpretative Essay:...
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Reflection paper
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...Barbara Ehrenreich has decided to comprise three case studies, which she as assumed herself, to confirm that it would be practically impossible for a solitary mother and her kids to live on low-wage earnings with no extra aid (Ehrenreich 37). She frames her familiarity with secondary prose, statistics, and tabloid articles (Ehrenreich 37). Therefore, Ehrenreich makes the postulation that her personal familiarity is a convincing way of approximating what a low-wage existence is like (Ehrenreich 37). She assumes that in framing her familiarity with other prose, she will bolster her... Thesis Over the counter at McDonald The organization tries to gathering the cooperation amongst employees and citizens...
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Lawrence Heights Youth Gun Violence
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...Barbara Ehrenreich (2008), have a common theme running throughout their story. The theme of both... ?Running head: THE THINGS THEY CARRIED AND THE ECSTASY OF WAR – A COMPARISON The Things They Carried and The Ecstasy of War – A Comparison Date Introduction For people involved in war, its aftermaths have always had a deep impact on them, throughout their life. There have been innumerable stories of war and every experience explained in such stories has surprisingly been unique in its own way. However the themes that are taken up in such stories have sometimes been comparable. In this paper, the two articles considered here, “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien (2009) and “The Ecstasy of War” by...
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Case Study Paper 1- Nickel and Dimed
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...Barbara Ehrenreich. The book discusses the primary financial embarrassments faced by the lower stratum of the US society. The writer throws light, on the basis of her first hand experience, on the causes and consequences of the circumstances that lead the individuals towards economic instability and poverty. Ehrenreich worked as waitress, nurse, house keeper and in other positions attributed to the lower stratum of society in order to discover the causes behind their remaining financially poor even after spending long hours at various jobs. While... NICKEL AND DIMED “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America” is a splendid non-fictional book written by eminent American ess of contemporary era...
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Introduction about Drones and Seattle Police's Drones
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...Barbara Ehrenreich. Drone warfare: killing by remote control. New York: OR Books, 2012. Print. Clarridge, Christine. "Police Department demonstrates new drone, to help allay concerns | Local News | The Seattle Times." The Seattle Times | News, sports, weather, events in the Northwest. N.p., 27 Apr. 2012. Web. 13 Mar. 2013. . Garlasco, Marc E.. Precisely wrong: Gaza civilians killed by Israeli drone-launched missiles. New York: Human Rights Watch, 2009. Print.... Drones Drone is a term used to refer to UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), these drones are not operated by a human pilot, they are rather controlled by humans that are situated on the ground and they are even controlled through computer systems...
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Critcial Brook Reviw
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...Barbara Ehrenreich strikes out to do an interesting thing: to disabuse its reader of everything they have ever been told about positive thinking. This work sets out to demonstrate that boundless optimism has a dark side, and that this dark side is something that does not have enough attention paid to it in American national discourse. The work contends that Americans have a biased world-view, that they are overly optimistic, and that this optimism has been an important part in some of the most damaging practices in recent memory, such as the acquisition of too many... ? Prof’s A Pessimistic Take on Optimism: Bright-Sided Critical Review Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America, by...
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Ecstasy of war
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...Barbara Ehrenreich, who is an American feminist. Also, she is a democratic sociologist and political activist. During the 1980s and the 1990s, Ehrenreich was one of Americans democratic socialists. This book is soaked with the blood of ancient dangers, rituals and practices that Barbara argues to be invested war with passions that still rule us to date. The torrent of blood here would be repellent, except that Barbara presents it only to serve her arguments. This paper discusses the ecstasy of war and gives and what it entails as the writer... Ecstasy of war Ecstasy of war The ecstasy of war is an essay written to inform about the transformation that undergoesduring a war. This essay was written by...
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Critcial Brook Reviw
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...Barbara Ehrenreich strikes out to do an interesting thing: to disabuse its reader of everything they have ever been told about positive thinking. This work sets out to demonstrate that boundless optimism has a dark side, and that this dark side is something that does not have enough attention paid to it in American national discourse. The work contends that Americans have a biased world-view, that they are overly optimistic, and that this optimism has been an important part in some of the most damaging practices in recent memory, such as the acquisition of too many risky mortgages... Prof’s Bright-Sided: A Pessimistic Take on Optimism Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America, by...
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Sociology of Human Behavior
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...Barbara Ehrenreich, as well... it. Fairness is not about distributing incomes according to the complexity of knowledge and skills invested in the workplace effort. I cannot but agree to Barbara Ehrenreich in that there are no unskilled jobs; as a result, everyone deserves to earn as much as he (she) needs to survive in the realities of the recessed world. I have learned that our behaviors are not always defined by our wishes and desires; more often than not, we are conditions to act in ways that possible in any given situation. Social inequality imposes severe boundaries of individual self-development and growth: those who live on a minimal wage face...
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Film Critique - Wage Slaves: Not Getting By in America
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...Barbara Ehrenreich book Nickel and Dimed. This two hour documentary that originally was broadcasted on A&E’s “Investigative Reports” in 2002 advocates the raising of the minimum wage due to the poor not being able to make it by working for this pay. Five single parents discuss their plights during the film. Two advocates and detractors speak on the minimum wage issue. Over all the statistics and biases make "Wage Slaves: Not Getting By in America" a substandard film. The most memorable moment in this film was when the two conservative from George Mason University spoke about how well off the poor in America have it. Apparently since the poor... Wage Slaves: Not Getting By in America" is based on the...
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...Barbara Ehrenreich, a cancer patient, talks about how her angry and negative feelings toward her diagnosis made her aware of the “positive” approach of cancer patients and how other people undergoing difficulties, try to escape their sufferings. From her book “Smile Or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America And The World”, is an excerpt entitled “Smile! You’ve Got Cancer” where the author talks about her views about having cancer and how positive thinking may or may not be of help to patients. In the said essay, the aforementioned author honestly and courageously presents her views about the so-called positive approach to cancer... and drawing him to read on. The arguments were presented...
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The Vietnam War that made 1968 a Unique Year
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...Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich, in the book, The International. This essay borrows most of the information from the two authors plus others and shows what they had in common. This will clearly bring out the full information regarding this horrific war in the rest of this essay. Vietnam War contributed to 1968 being a unique year in world history. It was on January 31... Number The Vietnam War that made 1968 a Unique Year The Vietnam War significantly contributed to 1968 being a uniqueyear in the world history. In his March 31 1968 diary, Lady Bird Johnson clearly indicates how this war shook the World and was recorded in historical books. Relevant information about the war is also recorded by...
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Nickel and Dimed
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...Ehrenreich, p.261). Works Cited Ehrenreich, B. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. USA: Holt Paperbacks. 2002. Print.   Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2001, pp. 221. Piven, F. F. and Cloward, R. Regulating the Poor: The Functions of Public Welfare. NY: Vintage. 1993. Print.  ... Nickel and Dimed Nickel and Dimed is a non-fiction story of a Barbara Ehrenreish, who undertook an experiment in Minnesota, Florida and Maine seeking to uncover how unskilled workers in these regions get by. In the performance of the experiment, the writer went undercover for a period of one month in each area, working on a full time basis while ...
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Nickel and Dimed: On (not) Getting by in America
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...Barbara Ehrenreich explores the situation of the working poor in the United States from the viewpoint of an undercover journalist. Ehrenreich uses his book to bring the plight of the poor community out in the public. She uses her book to show that the poor in the community have to sacrifice a good lifestyle and work on minimum wages in order for the rich to maintain their luxurious lifestyles. Ehrenreich believes that the poor are doing a service to the rich because they are giving up their basic rights to sanitation, space and healthy food so that the rich could easily avail these rights. She believes that the poor may... Nickel and Dimed: On (not) Getting by In America In her book, Nickel and Dimed,...
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Relating the social exchange theory to increasing divorce rates
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...Barbara Ehrenreich & Arlie Russel Hochschild (Eds.), Global woman: Nannies, maids, and sex workers in the new economy (230-258). New York: Henry Holt & Company, 2003. Print. Clarke-Stewart, Alison and Brentano, Cornelia, Divorce: Causes and Consequences, Yale: Yale University Press, 2007. Print. Ehrenreich, Barbara, Hochschild, Arlie Russel, Introduction, In Barbara Ehrenreich & Arlie Russel Hochschild (Eds.), Global woman: Nannies, maids, and sex workers in the new economy (1-14), New York: Henry Holt & Company, 2003. Print. Elkind, David, Ties... ?Relating the social exchange theory to increasing divorce rates Researchers have pointed out that divorce rates are increasing all over the world. It has...
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Role of women in math science and engineering field
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...Ehrenreich). The dominance of male professionals in the Witch Craze era and the Nurse era, and the subsequent suppression of women is not a natural process occurring because of women failure in the healing process or the automatic change of medical science, but rather an active takeover by men. Works Cited Ehrenreich, Barbara. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers. New York: Feminist Press, 2010. Print. English, Deirdre and Barbara Ehrenreich. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healer. Web. Feb 28, 2012. (http://tmh.floonet.net/articles/witches.html) Lundy, Karen and...
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Reality, Poverty and the American Dream: An Analysis of Two Course Readings
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...Barbara Ehrenreich, and “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara. Both of these stories integrate with what is the reality of the American Dream for many low-income... and/or underprivileged families around the United States. Rather than seeking to state that these two particular stories are indicative of the experience that each and every lower income family within the United States may experience, the author intends on using these examples to illustrate the point that many of the problems that exist within the economic realities of the society of the United States exist seemingly outside the bounds of mainstream understanding. The first of these readings which will be engaged with is that of...
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Assumptions/Turning Poverty into an American Crime/the Power of the Image as a Persuader
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...Barbara Ehrenreich’s essay, how a safety net became a dragnet? Is it her thesis? The opinion that has opened up her essay is the extent to which poverty has been criminalized in America (Ehrenreich, 2010). Resources and money have grown tighter. On the other hand, though, the laws and regulations have also grown even tighter with the consequences of the downturn in the economy. Some of the repercussions are loitering, distribution of free food and homelessness. Yes, it is her thesis. Einrech (2010) opposes the number of regulations against the poor in the society which had been rising since 2006. This happened along... The extent to which poverty has been criminalized in America What opinion opens...
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...Barbara Ehrenreich saw no need to embrace her culture as she watched others stand up and proudly reclaim their roots, I sank back deeper into my seat. I saw no need to have my children embrace theirs. Some people said that they were being raised to be urban Indians and that I was keeping them away from their heritage and traditional ways. Many tribal parents believe that it is necessary to raise one’s tribal children on the reservation for them to have an understanding of their cultural and traditions. This bothered me... Raising Native American Children off the Reservation As I raised my children both on and off their native reservation,they were often frowned at by their tribal members. Just as...
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...Barbara Ehrenreich has written in her work entitled, What I’ve Learned from Men. After perusing her points and arguments, one may be left... scratching one’s head because the author appears out of touch. Here is the idea: Ms. Ehrenreich has painted two pictures, that of a man and a woman. In her depictions, the man is aggressive, go-getter, tough and brazen. One could hardly dispute that since men do tend to be boisterous, insensitive, loud and forceful. But there is something wrong about the way women were articulated in the article. Essentially, the writer was admonishing women to toughen up: that being tough is the most important lesson she and most women should learn from...
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Philosophy Essay
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...Barbara Ehrenreich has heavily become involved in the political arena, although her formal education was in sciences. She has taken up this role as a commentator and not as the candidate in office. Labor and gender related issues are among her typical writings. She addresses problems from the perspective of democratic socialism. There are various challenges and complexities, which are associated with the moral and ethical dimensions of warfare, and they can be traced back to ancient times. Similarly, the complexities that are associated... in times of peace. The instinct seems hypothetical and therefore irrelevant because those who are fighting in the wars are not always acting out...
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Welfare reforms in America. Nickel and Dimed: on (Not) Getting by in America
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...Barbara Ehrenreich, on the proposal of Lewis Lapham, decides to investigate the effectiveness of 1996 welfare reforms, by going on low-wage jobs herself. She wants be part of one of those millions of people who work on low wages and experience for herself what it likes to be one, the difficulties and problems faced by these people and find on her own whether the reforms of 1996 are helping them or not. She wants to enlighten people of lives of millions, especially four million women, working in the labor market. She starts her investigation by working at two restaurants, "Jerry's" and " Hearthside's" in Key West Florida..This is spring... Nickel and Dimed: on (Not) Getting by in America PLOT SUMMARY:...
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Then and Now: Witch craze versus Nursing Craze
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...Ehrenreich). The dominance of male professionals in the Witch Craze era and the Nurse era, and the subsequent suppression of women is not a natural process occurring because of women failure in the healing process or the automatic change of medical science, but rather an active takeover by men. Works Cited Ehrenreich, Barbara. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers. New York: Feminist Press, 2010. Print. English, Deirdre and Barbara Ehrenreich. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healer. Web. Feb 28, 2012. (http://tmh.floonet.net/articles/witches.html) Lundy, Karen and...
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Bright-sided: how positive thinking is undermining America
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...Ehrenreich, 2010:5). However, some of these claims are exaggerated; although positive thinking requires many justifications. People who have positive thinking always enjoy better economic growth. Therefore, it is good for everyone to be positive thinking. Barbara Ehrenreich views this as just an indication of progress that, for the last decade, many economists have shown their interest in using happiness instead of making efforts on improving the country’s economy. She also claims that happiness is of course something to measure or define. There is a well-known... ? Positive thinking and economy Positive thinking and economy Introduction Americans are positive citizens, which many people believe they are ...
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The Germinal: Discussion of Light versus Darkness
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...Barbara worked in Maine City as a residential housekeeper and a dietary aide for seven days a week. She noticed that the housekeeping job was physically demanding and degrading even though she earned little wages from it. The job as a dietary aide did not please her because she did a lot of work alone thus she quit the two jobs again (Barbara, p.232). She sought a job as a sales clerk in Minnesota. In all these jobs, she realized that she could not earn her daily needs, pay rent and lead a worth lifestyle. Barbara thus concludes that non-skilled workers do not fully realize their dreams in life from their work. Work Cited Richard,...
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Synthesis Paper
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...Barbara Ehrenreich and “On Dumpster Diving” by Lars Eighner. “Serving in Florida” is a chapter in Barbara’s book (Ehrenreich 151). Barbara, a journalist, uses her past experience as a housekeeper then as awaitress to describe the difficulties low-incoming people experience on a daily basis as they struggle with life in today’s expensive cities. The main points from Barbara’s text are: low-income earners are forced to work for long hours without breaks they are paid poorly they work under harsh physical conditions they are prone to psychological... Synthesis of “Serving in Florida”and “On Dumpster Diving” Introduction This paper seeks to synthesize two different texts,namely “Serving in Florida” by...
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How much responsibility do we have to relieve the suffering of others people
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...Barbara Ehrenreich, the society and workfare should not inflict suffering on women. Women deserve a fair chance especially because they perform an amazing role in the family. She argues that the workfare should be more understanding to women. She wants her readers to realize that it is not justified to neglect the suffering of others because we are their seniors. We should be more understanding and give women a fair chance. Our... The Responsibility to Relieve the Suffering Different people respond differently to the suffering of others. Theirresponses depend on several factors. The rest of the world often places judgments on the responses of some people to the suffering of people. There are times when...
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The Responsibility to Relieve the Suffering
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...Barbara Ehrenreich, the society and workfare should not inflict suffering on women. Women deserve a fair chance especially because they perform an amazing role in the family. She argues that the workfare should be more understanding to women. She wants her readers to realize that it is not justified to neglect the suffering of others because we are their seniors. We should be more understanding and give women a fair chance. Our... . Another group of people analyses the causes of suffering to others and believes that the victims should think for themselves and come up with a permanent solution. This group does not believe in giving short-term solutions that will cause devastating effects in the...
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