The Resource America's new working class: : race, gender, and ethnicity in a biopolitical age, Kathleen R. Arnold, (electronic resource)

America's new working class: : race, gender, and ethnicity in a biopolitical age, Kathleen R. Arnold, (electronic resource)

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America's new working class: : race, gender, and ethnicity in a biopolitical age
Title
America's new working class:
Title remainder
race, gender, and ethnicity in a biopolitical age
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen R. Arnold
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Race, gender, and ethnicity in a biopolitical age
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eng
Summary
Today's political controversy over immigration highlights the plight of the working class in this country as perhaps no other issue has recently done. The political status of immigrants exposes the power dynamics of the "new working class," which includes the former labor aristocracy, women, and people of color. This new working class suffers exploitation in advanced industrial countries as the social cost of capitalism's success in a neoliberal and globalized political economy. Paradoxically, as borders become more open, they are also increasingly fortified, subjecting many workers to the suspension of law. In this book, Kathleen Arnold analyzes the role of the state's "prerogative power" in creating and sustaining this condition of severe inequality for the most marginalized sectors of our population in the United States. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical literature from Locke to Marx and Agamben (whose notion of "bare life" features prominently in her construal of this as a "biopolitical" era), she focuses attention especially on the values of asceticism derived from the Protestant work ethic to explain how they function as ideological justification for the exercise of prerogative power by the state. As a counter to this repressive set of values, she develops the notion of "authentic love" borrowed from Simone de Beauvoir as a possible approach for dealing with the complex issues of exploitation in liberal democracy today
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Midwest
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1966-
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Arnold, Kathleen R.
Dewey number
305.5/620973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Working class
  • Unskilled labor
  • Working poor
  • Political culture
  • Social conflict
  • Globalization
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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America's new working class: : race, gender, and ethnicity in a biopolitical age, Kathleen R. Arnold, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11625675
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multicolored
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MWT11625675
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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America's new working class: : race, gender, and ethnicity in a biopolitical age, Kathleen R. Arnold, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11625675
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11625675
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11625675
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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