In and Out of the Working Class

Michael Yates

  • ISBN-13: 9781894037358
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In a series of autobiographical essays written on the border between fiction and non-fiction, a radical economist considers what it means to live in and through the theories about class that has informed his work and teaching. Yates seeks to bring the complexity and ambiguity of class, racial, and gender identity into focus through his own life. Yates writes of the erosion of self-confidence and the anxiety caused by the everyday fears of working-class families. He speaks honestly of the ambivalence and heartbreak caused by upward economic mobility while relating in a deeply personal way to the structures of class inequality in American life.

Michael Yates

Michael D. Yates is an Associate Editor of Monthly Review and a labour educator. For many years he taught Economics at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He is the author of six previous books, including the recent Cheap Motels and a Hotplate: An Economist?s Travelogue.


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