Time without Work: People Who Are Not Working Tell Their Stories, How They Feel, What They Do, How They Survive

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TIME
WITHOUT
WORK

People who are not working tell their stories
How they feel • What they do • How they survive

WALLI F. LEFF
MARILYN G. HAFT

SOUTH END PRESS
BOSTON

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Time Without Work *
  • For Our Families and Our Family of Friends *
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Parti *
  • The Myth of a Na Tion at Work 3
  • The Work Ethic's Checkered Past 22
  • Toward a Natural Way of Working 33
  • Part II *
  • Out of Work 51
  • The Newspaper Folded 51
  • Rarin' to Go 57
  • "Experience Required" 71
  • Let Go 84
  • "The Way They Treat You..." 100
  • Anguish and Doubts 115
  • Making the Most of Not Working 127
  • There's Alwa Ys Something I like to Do 127
  • An Artist's Life 144
  • The White Rolls Ro Yce 167
  • Self Starters 172
  • From Different Perspectives Different Views 183
  • A Society in Trouble 220
  • On the Street 220
  • Disabled 226
  • Three Welfare Mothers 237
  • An Alcoholic 247
  • Struggling for Justice 251
  • Finding Oneself 267
  • Traditional and Not So Traditional Pla Yers of Traditional Roles 267
  • In Transition 293
  • Knowing Oneself 326
  • I'M My Own Woman 326
  • Seeing Commitments Through 335
  • Affirming a New Life 366
  • Part III *
  • A Future That Has Begun 391
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