The Insecure American: How We Got Here and What We Should Do About It

  • Title: The Insecure American: How We Got Here and What We Should Do About It
  • Author: Hugh Gusterson
  • ISBN: 9780520259713
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Insecure American How We Got Here and What We Should Do About It Americans are feeling insecure They are retreating to gated communities in record numbers fearing for their jobs and their k s nervous about their health insurance and their debt levels worryin
    Americans are feeling insecure They are retreating to gated communities in record numbers, fearing for their jobs and their 401 k s, nervous about their health insurance and their debt levels, worrying about terrorist attacks and immigrants In this innovative volume, editors Hugh Gusterson and Catherine Besteman gather essays from nineteen leading ethnographers to createAmericans are feeling insecure They are retreating to gated communities in record numbers, fearing for their jobs and their 401 k s, nervous about their health insurance and their debt levels, worrying about terrorist attacks and immigrants In this innovative volume, editors Hugh Gusterson and Catherine Besteman gather essays from nineteen leading ethnographers to create a unique portrait of an anxious country and to furnish valuable insights into the nation s possible future With an incisive foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich, the contributors draw on their deep knowledge of different facets of American life to map the impact of the new economy, the war on terror, the war on drugs, racial resentments, a fraying safety net, undocumented immigration, a health care system in crisis, and much In laying out a range of views on the forces that unsettle us, The Insecure American demonstrates the singular power of an anthropological perspective for grasping the impact of corporate profit on democratic life, charting the links between policy and vulnerability, and envisioning alternatives to life as an insecure American.

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    1. This is an excellent compilation of illuminating essays about the current political situation in America.

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    2. This is an excellent book!It draws on deep insights of different facets of American life to show the impact of the economy, drugs, terrorism, immigration, health care, etc.

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