Essays Tagged: "Barbara Ehrenreich"

Is Society Inherently Unequal? Essay comparing and contrasting views of social structure by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Barbara Ehrenriech, and David Brooks

nd inequality are directly linked. He believed that inequality formed with the creation of society. Barbara Ehrenreich, the author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, also believes th ... ch. Rousseau blames society for its own inequality problem because society in general is oppressive.Barbara Ehrenreich, the author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, believes the Uni ...

(5 pages) 144 0 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich.

Eye Opening (If You've Been Living in a Hole)NICKEL AND DIMED: ON (NOT) GETTING BY IN AMERICABy Barbara EhrenreichHenry Holt And Company, 230 pp., $13 (paperback)The back cover and the last chapte ... but turned out to be an obvious, repetitive, and unrealistic account of American blue-collar life. Barbara Ehrenreich sets off to do the "old-fashioned journalism," leaving behind the comforts of her ...

(3 pages) 213 1 0.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A book report on Nickel and Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

llions of people are doing just that. Trying to work two jobs, yet, being unable to make ends meet. Barbara Ehrenreich has a Ph. D. and is an author of many other books. She decided to attempt to delv ...

(4 pages) 197 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Thoughts on "Nickel and Dimed" By Barbara Eihrenreich

to earn to make ends meet and what other support is needed? In researching the basis for her book, Barbara Ehrenreich became a low wage earner to learn first-hand the strategies to survive on minimum ... es the sobering realities many American workers routinely face just trying to earn a living.What if Barbara Ehrenreich was an immigrant? In this case there would be some major factors that could have ...

(2 pages) 120 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich Essay Title: Wal-Mart Bureaucracy

unt of the struggles of low-wage workers. It is a book that attacks the American capitalist system. Barbara Ehrenreich's experiences point out that the efficiency of modern bureaucracies comes at the ... r than actually carrying out what the bureaucracy was intended for. Thus there are two factors that Barbara Ehrenreich brings up in her book. The ultimate affects of bureaucracies and the power elite ...

(5 pages) 237 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Gender Equality-Women's rights

ses this topic with relation to the military services and being drafted. Another article written by Barbara Ehrenreich also talks about women's equality, but it deals with the aspects of female binge ... pting of "women in a man's world." As illustrated in the articles written by Jana Larsen and Barbara Ehrenreich, women's rights and equality is an uprising topic in our world today. Whether wom ...

(2 pages) 66 2 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Book Review of Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

ritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty."Barbara Ehrenreich aptly, though misguidedly, expounds upon this ideological construct in her book N ... erts argued that wages would go down, families would dissolve and children would suffer needlessly. Barbara Ehrenreich goes further and asserts that people, specifically (if not especially,) women, be ...

(4 pages) 143 0 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Book report on Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich for Social Anthropology.

o welfare reform unskilled workers survive on minimum wages and do they have secrets for surviving. Barbara Ehrenreich allows herself a small amount of money for startup, and then proceeds to find wor ... M card, rental car (even Rent a Wreck), lap top computer, or seed money. The book was written about Barbara Ehrenreich, not about unskilled workers or minimum wages. She worked for a month in each of ...

(5 pages) 53 1 3.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

"Nickel and Dimed" Grade: 95% This is a response paper to the book "Nickel and Dimed" Writtne in 1st person. Uses details from the book, and examples. Also uses real life examples.

t was hard work but I did not get a major feel for the field because I was not there for very long. Barbara Ehrenreich did a good job as far as showing people, or telling people how it is to work in t ...

(5 pages) 116 2 2.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Nickel and Dimed! The book on how to get by in AMerica while making no more than $8/hour.

of people are doing just that: working two or even three jibs, yet, being unable to make ends meet.Barbara Ehrenreich is a well known writer, journalist who published twelve books, many of them best- ... of poor workers. Could someone with this level of education be able to do this realistically? Would Barbara Ehrenreich would be able to follow these rules without breaking them or falling back on her ...

(7 pages) 69 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Nickel and Dimed" Essay on the statement "There are no secret economies that nourish the poor; on the contrary, there are a host of special costs."

he statement. The reason why I disagree is because it all depends on the person's situation. As for Barbara Ehrenreich she bases it on her co-workers life on how some struggle just get by without supp ... s and if they were to do that then they would need some support to fall back on. An example is when Barbara didn't quite understand why one of her co-workers wouldn't complain to her boss that she got ...

(4 pages) 30 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"Stomping Out a Dread Scourge" by Barbara Ehrenreich- a commentary

From the numerous essays, one of the essays that I liked best was "Stomping Out a Dread Scourge" by Barbara Ehrenreich. This is my favorite essay, because the author truly confronts its topic directly ... he quote, the words that she uses are precise, yet truly expressed her inner thoughts. In addition, Barbara Ehrenreich's writing has "an abiding class-conscious view of American society" (Dobrin Bawar ...

(3 pages) 24 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

What men can learn from women

In the essay " What I've learned from men", by Barbara Ehrenreich, she tries to convey her point of view by stating that that women need to learn f ...

(4 pages) 152 6 5.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

"Nickel and Dimed" response paper

Barbara Ehrenreich writes a very detailed book on the encompassing subject of people in America tryi ... g subject of people in America trying to get by in order to achieve the well-envied American dream. Barbara embarks upon a solitary mission to discover what the lower classes of America are subjected ... to endure in order to provide a substantial living for themselves and, perhaps, also their family. Barbara abandons her previous lifestyle and takes on several minimum wage jobs, making just enough m ...

(3 pages) 41 0 4.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Nickel and Dimed

e if they could merely survive in the world of hourly wage jobs and possible homelessness. However, Barbara Ehrenreich did just that in the name of research and perhaps at first a little naivety about ...

(3 pages) 27 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Nickel and Dimed

In the story, Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich takes us on a journey into a life of penny-pinching, welfare, low wages and near ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Don't Blame Minimum Wage

ce shifts are not helping working class citizens reach middle class status. In Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich, the author explores living off minimum wage and the tribulations one goes throug ... e wealthy would mean to the workers their new increase of wage would not be as valuable.Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2002. 1-227. Nickel and Dimed was the basis ...

(11 pages) 122 2 5.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Nickel And Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich: A look at Social Immobility in America

d Dimed attempts to display our society as a caste system, where status is ascribed to individuals. Barbara Ehrenreich displays that there are many avenues in life that are simply not open to the poor ...

(4 pages) 31 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Enron Ethics

y analysts have suspected unethical practices at some of the world's largest companies.According to Barbara Ehrenreich, author of, Nickel and Dime, "Our Corporate CEO's have gone from rocking to reeki ... eseman, Henry, (2002). Contemporary Business Law. New Jersey: Prentice Hall PublicationsEhrenreich, Barbara, (2002). Nickle and Dime. New York: Metropolitan Books.Fox News, (2001). Lawsuits: Enron Ear ...

(10 pages) 78 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education