Normal view MARC view ISBD view

The servant class city : urban revitalization versus the working poor in San Diego / David J. Karjanen.

By: Karjanen, David J [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks; Globalization and community ; 25.Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781452953366; 1452953368.Subject(s): Urban renewal -- California -- San Diego | Poor -- California -- San Diego | Low-income housing -- California -- San DiegoAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Servant class city.DDC classification: 307.3/41609794985 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Changing urban fortunes -- Subsidizing capital and expanding low-wage work -- A good job is hard to find -- Working in the servant class -- Working in the hospitality industry -- Working retail in the inner city -- Working on, off, and around the books -- Living in the servant class economy -- Do-it-yourself safety nets -- Asset poverty and the high cost of fringe banking -- The low-income trap: barriers to economic mobility -- Conclusion: an expanding servant class or a pathway to prosperity? -- Appendix A. The communities -- Appendix B. Servant class occupations in san diego -- Appendix C. Survey data and methodology chronology -- Bibliography -- Index.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Call number URL Status Date due Barcode
Electronic Book UT Tyler Online
Online
HT178.D54 D37 2016 (Browse shelf) https://ezproxy.uttyler.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.ctt1d9nhtq Available ocn953834613

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Changing urban fortunes -- Subsidizing capital and expanding low-wage work -- A good job is hard to find -- Working in the servant class -- Working in the hospitality industry -- Working retail in the inner city -- Working on, off, and around the books -- Living in the servant class economy -- Do-it-yourself safety nets -- Asset poverty and the high cost of fringe banking -- The low-income trap: barriers to economic mobility -- Conclusion: an expanding servant class or a pathway to prosperity? -- Appendix A. The communities -- Appendix B. Servant class occupations in san diego -- Appendix C. Survey data and methodology chronology -- Bibliography -- Index.

Print version record.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

CHOICE Review

Karjanen (American studies, Minnesota) examines the servant class (hospitality industry, retail, informal work). Good jobs (regular and sufficient hours with benefits and ladders for advancement) are very scarce. With a limited social safety net, people rely on "do-it-yourself" safety nets of family and friends. Asset poverty makes the risks associated with unexpected costs or expenditures on education and training too high for the reward. Karjanen argues that conventional policy prescriptions fail in the complex situations these workers face. Job quality is more important than the number of jobs. The working poor need financial institutions designed to help them build assets. Karjanen is skeptical that current policies work. Urban policy should be more like public health practice and preventive medicine. This valuable case study does an excellent job of demonstrating the complex reality the hardworking poor face in neoliberal capitalism. Largely a descriptive study, the book is slow reading except for the vignettes in later chapters and the author's discussion of what is wrong with current policy. For collections in the sociology of work, urban studies, and inequality. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. --James Bearden, SUNY Geneseo

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.