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Fear of Falling An examination of the middle class and why it has turned to the right during the past two decades Brilliant social analysis and intellectual history, quite possibly the best on the subject since Tocqueville s Chicago Tribune Read Fear of Falling By Barbara Ehrenreich – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. When I picked this up in the sale bin of East Ave books in Adelaide for 1 I was hoping to get insight into the surreal nightmare of the US s current state A better dollar I will never spend It was published early 1990s, which was exactly what I wanted I didn t want a hindsight constructed narrative Trump is nothan a casually mentioned billionaire of a type towards the end of Ehrenreich s account of the middle class and its relationship to the other classes in the US during the course When I picked this up in the sale bin of East Ave books in Adelaide for 1 I was hoping to get insight into the surreal nightmare of the US s current state A better dollar I will never spend It was published early 1990s, which was exactly what I wanted I didn t want a hindsight constructed narrative Trump is nothan a casually mentioned billionaire of a type towards the end of Ehrenreich s account of the middle class and its relationship to the other classes in the US during the course of the twentieth century She explains the rise of the new Right in the US as well as the new Left The book is highly readable whilst being dense it s both deeply and widely researched I will be reading all her books I think everybody should read this one.The story she tells in this one is painful She shows the rise of the middle class, how they made themselves a financial and politically important group based on professionalising what they did and excluding others She talks of its permanent insecu...

  2. I m surprised that I didn t read Fear of Falling a long time ago, but I was already familiar with many of its ideas which points to its pervasive influence since publication in 1989 Barbara Ehrenreich provides an overview of the history of America s middle class from the 1950s through the 1980s centered around the thesis that the middle class has suffered such severe setbacks to its assumed level of financial security over these decades that its members now constantly live with a fear of falli I m surprised that I didn t read Fear of Falling a long time ago, but I was already familiar with many of its ideas which points to its pervasive influence since publication in 1989 Barbara Ehrenreich provides an overview of the history of America s middle class from the 1950s through the 1980s centered around the thesis that the middle class has suffered such severe setbacks to its assumed level of financial security over these decades that its members now constantly l...

  3. p 31 The only people to clearly act on their revulsion against mass culture were the Beats men , for the most part, who had dropped out of college or various undistinguished occupations to live in barren apartments and devote themselves to poetry, good fellowship, and the search for ecstatic insight The Beats were the true radicals of the 50s, not in any conventional political sense but for the depth of their critique of America s desperate materialism Here at last were a group of rebels who p 31 The only people to clearly act on their revulsion against mass culture were the Beats men , for the most part, who had dropped out of college or various undistinguished occupations to live in barren apartments and devote themselves to poetry, good f...

  4. If you ve never read Ehrenreich before Nickled and Dimed, Bait and Switch , you re in for a sociological treat In this particular work, she visits a new understanding of the class system in America, using her heydey of the 60s as part backdrop, part hammer to crack the belief systems of class deniers She describes the new invisibility of the upper classes during the 60s, when it was not considered cool to be rich, and brings about a deeper appreciation for just how privileged the face of the If you ve never read Ehrenreich before Nickled and Dimed, Bait and Switch , you re in for a sociological treat In this particular work, she visits a new understanding of the class system in America, using her heydey of the 60s as part backdrop, part hammer to crack the belief systems of class deniers She describes the new invisibility of the upper classes during the 60s, when it was not considered cool to be rich, and brings about a deeper appreciation for just how privileged the face of the rad...

  5. i don t normally read non fiction because it makes my brain hurt but this book, like all her others, is really easy to read it s also really fucking smart and informative and for someone raised middle class it s pretty awesome to read about yourself since middle class is always pres...

  6. Ehrenreich writes thoughtfully about the history and makeup of the American middle class, from the early part of the 20th century through the mid 1980s the book was published in 1987 or thereabouts Her conclusion, though, was unsatisfying by recommending that we rethink work so that everyone contributes in a way that is most personally satisfying ignores the many jobs that are not and will never be personally sat...

  7. Things I want to write in 2015, Barbara Ehrenreich wrote in 1989.

  8. A discerning reporter of American social, political, and economic life, Barbara Ehrenreich has written for magazines and newspapers and penned several books Her most famous book is probably Nickle and Dimed On Not Getting By in America of 2001 A much earlier book is Fear of Falling The Inner Life of the Middle Class, which I read after a strong recomme...

  9. Her introduction alone is worth gold Even though I only began reading it 30 minutes ago, I would have closed the book after the intro and went on her profound accurate description of the earths evil doers, or in the words of Cheech Marin white devil slave masters that is the middle class professional who feel they are superior to others of so called lower status are deluded through their self loathing Well, that assumptions a percept out of 1 paragraph of 11 pages The book is going to be s Her introduction alone is worth gold Even though I only began reading it 30 minutes ago, I would have closed the book after the intro and went on her profound accurate description of the earths evil doers, or in the words of Cheech Marin white devil slave masters...

  10. Fascinating anthropology book written in the early nineties, chronicling the political mindset of America s professional class from the late fifties through the end of the eighties Is this objective Not in the slightest But she s pretty transparent with her biases, and I agree with many of them Since I was only hazily aware of the eighties, having lived through them as a small child, this made a lo...