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Shipler, David K. 1942-

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The working poor : invisible in America by David K Shipler( Book )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 3,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate portrait of poverty-level working families from a range of ethnic backgrounds in America reveals their legacy of low-paying, dead-end jobs, dysfunctional parenting, and substance abuse and charges the government with failing to provide adequate housing, health care, and education. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning Arab and Jew, a new book that presents a searing, intimate portrait of working American families struggling against insurmountable odds to escape poverty. As David K. Shipler makes clear in this powerful, humane study, the invisible poor are engaged in the activity most respected in American ideology hard, honest work. But their version of the American Dream is a nightmare: low-paying, dead-end jobs; the profound failure of government to improve upon decaying housing, health care, and education; the failure of families to break the patterns of child abuse and substance abuse. Shipler exposes the interlocking problems by taking us into the sorrowful, infuriating, courageous lives of the poor white and black, Asian and Latino, citizens and immigrants. We encounter them every day, for they do jobs essential to the American economy. We meet drifting farmworkers in North Carolina, exploited garment workers in New Hampshire, illegal immigrants trapped in the steaming kitchens of Los Angeles restaurants, addicts who struggle into productive work from the cruel streets of the nation's capital--each life another aspect of a confounding, far-reaching urgent national crisis. And unlike most works on poverty, this one delves into the calculations of some employers as well--their razor-thin profits, their anxieties about competition from abroad, their frustrations in finding qualified workers. This impassioned book not only dissects the problems, but makes pointed, informed recommendations for change. It is a book that stands to make a difference
Arab and Jew : wounded spirits in a promised land by David K Shipler( Book )

50 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the relationships, mutual images, and stereotypes that have evolved between Arabs and Jews in Israel and in territorities under Israeli control
A country of strangers : blacks and whites in America by David K Shipler( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book makes clear that we have the ability to shape our racial landscape - to reconstruct, even if not perfectly, the texture of our relationships. There is an assessment of the complexity confronting blacks and whites alike as they struggle to recognize and define the racial motivations that may or may not be present in a thought, a word, a deed. The book does not prescribe, but it documents the silences that prevail, the listening that doesn't happen, the conversations that don't take place. It looks at relations between minorities, including blacks and Jews, and blacks and Koreans. It explores the human dimensions of affirmative action, the intricate contacts and misunderstandings across racial lines among coworkers and neighbors. It is unstinting in its criticism of our society's failure to come to grips with bigotry; but it is also, happily, crowded with black people and white people who struggle in their daily lives to do just that
The rights of the people : how our search for safety invades our liberties by David K Shipler( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a Pulitzer Prize winner and the bestselling author of "The Working Poor" comes an impassioned, incisive look at the violations of civil liberties in the United States that have accelerated over the past decade--and their direct impact on our lives
Rights at risk : the limits of liberty in modern America by David K Shipler( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Pulitzer Prize winner delivers an enlightening, intensely researched examination of violations of the constitutional principles that preserve individual rights and civil liberties from courtrooms to classrooms
Freedom of speech : mightier than the sword by David K Shipler( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the longtime New York Times reporter, best-selling author, and Pulitzer Prize winner-- an expansive, timely assessment of the state of free speech in America. David Shipler's recent best seller, The Working Poor, cemented his place among our most trenchant social commentators. Now, he turns his keen, illuminating focus to another endangered American ideal: freedom of speech. Through selected accounts of First Amendment invocation and infringement, Shipler maps a rapidly shifting topography of political and cultural norms: parents in Michigan rallying to teachers vilified for their reading lists; conservative ministers risking their churches' tax-exempt status to preach politics from the pulpit; national security reporters using techniques more common in dictatorships to avoid leak prosecution; history teachers in Texas quietly navigating around a conservative curriculum to give students access to unapproved perspectives. Anchored in personal stories--sometimes shocking, sometimes absurd, sometimes dishearteningly familiar--but encompassing a theme as sweeping and essential as democracy itself, Freedom of Speech brilliantly reveals the triumphs and challenges of defining and protecting the boundaries of free expression in modern America"--
Arab & Jew : return to the promised land by David K Shipler( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illustrates both unchanging views and an evolution of attitudes by Israelis and Palestinians from before and after the Oslo peace process. This program is a journey through the psychological landscape where Arabs and Jews meet. By allowing both Palestinians and Israelis to explore their own attitudes, the film searches throught their minds and emotions for the points of conflict and the regions of accord."--Container
On the edge : America's working poor( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an examination of the working poor in the United States. Several families describe their lives as members of the working poor community where one unexpected expense, sudden illness, or a missed payment could mean financial ruin. The genesis of the show was a book by David Shipler, "The Working Poor."
Russia : broken idols, solemn dreams by David K Shipler( Book )

32 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index. "Times Books."
A country of strangers : blacks and whites in America by David K Shipler( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabs and Jews : wounded spirits in a promised land by PBS( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The program focuses not on the political, military, or diplomatic conflict in the region, but on how the perceptions that Arabs and Jews have of one another have been shaped by both history and current events. By examining Arab-Jewish stereotypes, the program lends itself to a broader use--the study of prejudice and bigotry in a more universal sense."--Guide
Arab and Jew : wounded spirits in a promised land by David K Shipler( Recording )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "New York Times" chief correspondent in Israel examines the Arab and Jewish cultures and probes the ways in which the two peoples have sought to accommodate themselves in living together
Russie. ... Russia by David K Shipler( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rights of the people : how our search for safety invades our liberties by David K Shipler( Recording )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the account of what has been taken, and of how much we stand to regain by protesting the departures from the Bill of Rights. With keen insight and telling detail, David Shipler describes how the Supreme Court's constitutional rulings play out on the streets. Each instance, often as shocking as it is compelling, is a clear illustration of the risks posed to individual liberties in our modern society
Crossing boundaries in the Americas, Vietnam, and the Middle East : a memoir by Ronald J Young( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wākingu pua : Amerika no kasō shakai by David K Shipler( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabujin to yudayajin by David K Shipler( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabowie i Żydzi w Ziemi Obiecanej by David K Shipler( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Polish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1945-1969( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1969-2000( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The working poor : invisible in America
Alternative Names
David K. Shipler Amerikaans zanger

David K. Shipler auteur américain

Shipler David

Shipler, David Karr

Шиплер, Дэвид

쉬플러, 데이비드 K

シプラー, デイヴィッド K.

シプラー,デービッド

シプラー, デービッド・K

Languages
English (184)

French (10)

Japanese (6)

Chinese (3)

Polish (3)

German (1)

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