Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams
Product Number: EB00062252
Released: Aug 19, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118039724
Publisher: Wiley
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In Limbo, award-winning journalist Alfred Lubrano identifies and describes an overlooked cultural phenomenon: the internal conflict within individuals raised in blue-collar homes, now living white-collar lives. These people often find that the values of the working class are not sufficient guidance to navigate the white-collar world, where unspoken rules reflect primarily upper-class values. Torn between the world they were raised in and the life they aspire too, they hover between worlds, not quite accepted in either. Himself the son of a Brooklyn bricklayer, Lubrano informs his account with personal experience and interviews with other professionals living in limbo. For millions of Americans, these stories will serve as familiar reminders of the struggles of achieving the American Dream.

Author(s): Alfred Lubrano
Original Publish Date: Dec 22, 2010

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