[act-ma] 12/5 Cambridge Forum-The Missing Class

David Sangurima sangu at igc.org
Tue Nov 27 07:47:28 PST 2007


> The Missing Class
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> Princeton sociologist Katherine Newman gives voice to 57 million  
> Americans sandwiched between the middle class and the poor. How do  
> the stories of these families–21 million of them are children–  
> demonstrate the need to think about inequality in a new way Through  
> the experiences of nine families, Katherine Newman and Victor Tan  
> Chen trace the unique problems faced by individuals in this large  
> and growing demographic—the "near poor"—who have transformed their  
> lives through hard work and determination.
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> » Book signing courtesy of Harvard Book Store
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> » Co-sponsored by Jane Sturtevant
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> » press release » Wednesday, December 5th @ 7:30p book info
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> The Cambridge Forum series: Is This America? is made possible in  
> part by:
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> A Cambridge Forum series of public discussions that examines  
> America's most deeply held values. How can our founding ideals of  
> liberty and justice for all help restore respectful civic dialogue  
> in a time of contentious re-examination of constitutional principles.
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