Книга: Barbara Ehrenreich «This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation»

This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation

Серия: "-"

America in the'aughts - hilariously skewered, brilliantly dissected, and darkly diagnosed by one of the country's most prominent social critics Now in paperback, Barbara Ehrenreich's widely acclaimed This Land Is Their Land takes the measure of what we are left with after the cruelest decade in memory and finds lurid extremes all around. While members of the moneyed elite have bought up congressmen, many in the working class can barely buy lunch. While a wealthy minority obsessively consumes cosmetic surgery, the poor often go without health care for their children. And while the Masters of the Universe have thrown themselves into the casino economy, the less fortunate have been fed a diet of morality, marriage, and abstinence. With perfect satiric pitch, Ehrenreich reveals a country scarred by deepening inequality, corroded by distrust, and shamed by its official cruelty. Full of wit and generosity, these reports from a divided nation--including new and unpublished essays - confirm once again that Ehrenreich is, as the San Francisco Chronicle proclaims, essential reading.

Издательство: "Macmillan Publishers" (2009)

ISBN: 978-0-8050-9015-4

Купить за 1034 руб в My-shop

Другие книги автора:

КнигаОписаниеГодЦенаТип книги
Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American DreamAmericans’ working lives are growing more precarious every day. Corporations slash employees by the thousands, and the benefits and pensions once guaranteed by “middle-class” jobs are a thing of the… — Macmillan Publishers, - Подробнее...2006894бумажная книга
Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American DreamAmericans working lives are growing more precarious every day. Corporations slash employees by the thousands, and the benefits and pensions once guaranteed by middle-class jobs are a thing of the… — Macmillan Publishers, Подробнее...20061140бумажная книга
Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining AmericaWith the mythbusting powers for which she is acclaimed, Ehrenreich exposes the downside of America`s penchant for positive thinking. On a personal level, it leads to self-blame; on a national level… — Macmillan Publishers, Подробнее...20101317бумажная книга
This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided NationAmerica in the`aughts - hilariously skewered, brilliantly dissected, and darkly diagnosed by one of the country`s most prominent social criticsNow in paperback, Barbara Ehrenreich`s widely acclaimed… — Macmillan Publishers, Подробнее...20091336бумажная книга

Barbara Ehrenreich

Infobox Writer
name = Barbara Ehrenreich

caption =
pseudonym =
birthname =
birthdate = Birth date and age|1941|8|26|mf=y
birthplace = Butte, Montana
occupation = social critic, journalist, author, activist
genre = non-fiction
movement =
notableworks =
influences =
influenced =

Barbara Ehrenreich (born August 26, 1941, in Butte, Montana) is an American feminist, socialist and political activist. She is a widely read columnist and essayist, and the author of nearly 20 books.


Ehrenreich was born Barbara Alexander to Isabelle Oxley and Ben Alexander. Her father was a copper miner who went on to study at Carnegie Mellon University and who eventually became an executive at the Gillette Corporation. Ehrenreich studied physics at Reed College, graduating in 1963. Her senior thesis was entitled "Electrochemical oscillations of the silicon anode". In 1968, she received a Ph.D in Cell biology from Rockefeller University.

Citing her interest in social change [cite web | url=http://lnf.uoregon.edu/notable/ehrenreich.html| publisher=Literary Nonfiction at the University of Oregon | title=Notable Writer: Barbara Ehrenreich | accessdate=2008-10-04] , she opted for political activism instead of pursuing a scientific career. She met her first husband, John Ehrenreich, during an anti-war activism campaign in New York City.

In 1970, her first child, Rosa (now Rosa Brooks), was born. Her second child, Benjamin, was born in 1972. Barbara divorced John and in 1983 married Gary Stevenson, a warehouse employee who later became a union organizer. She divorced Stevenson in the early 1990s.

From 1991 to 1997, Ehrenreich was a regular columnist for "Time" magazine. Currently, she contributes regularly to "The Progressive".

Ehrenreich has also written for the "New York Times", "Mother Jones", "The Atlantic Monthly", "Ms", "The New Republic", "Z Magazine", "In These Times", Salon.com, and other publications.

In 1998 and 2000, she taught essay writing at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

In 2004, Ehrenreich wrote a month-long guest column for the "New York Times" while regular columnist Thomas Friedman was on leave and she was invited to stay on as a columnist. She declined, saying that she preferred to spend her time more on long-term activities, such as book-writing.

Ehrenreich was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after the release of her book, "". In her article "Welcome to Cancerland," published in the November 2001 issue of "Harper's Magazine", she describes her breast cancer experience and debates the medical industry's problems with the issue of breast cancer.

In 2006, Ehrenreich founded United Professionals, an organization described as "a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for white-collar workers, regardless of profession or employment status. We reach out to all unemployed, underemployed, and anxiously employed workers — people who bought the American dream that education and credentials could lead to a secure middle class life, but now find their lives disrupted by forces beyond their control." [cite web | url=http://www.unitedprofessionals.org/about/ | publisher=United Professionals | title=About United Professionals | accessdate=2008-10-04]

Ehrenreich is currently an honorary co-chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. She also serves on the NORML Board of Directors.

In February 2008, Ehrenreich expressed support for Senator Barack Obama in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, writing in her blog:

There’s no mystery about the direction in which Obama might take us: He’s written a breathtakingly honest autobiography; he has a long legislative history, and now, a meaty economic program. // We, perhaps white people especially, look to him for atonement and redemption. All of us, of whatever race, want a fresh start. That's what "change" means right now: "Get us out of here!" [ [http://ehrenreich.blogs.com/barbaras_blog/2008/02/unstoppable-oba.html "Unstoppable Obama"] February 14, 2008]



* "The Uptake, Storage, and Intracellular Hydrolysis of Carbohydrates by Macrophages" (with Zanvil Cohn) (1969)
* "Long March, Short Spring the Student Uprising at Home and Abroad" (1969)
* "The American Health Empire: Power, Profits, and Politics" (1971)
* "Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers" (with Deirdre English) (1972)
* "Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness" (with Deirdre English) (1973)
* "For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women" (with Deirdre English) (1978)
* "Women in the Global Factory" (1983)
* "Re-Making Love: The Feminization of Sex" (with Elizabeth Hess and Gloria Jacobs) (1986)
* "The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment" (1987)
* "The Mean Season" (with Fred L. Block, Richard A. Cloward, and Frances Fox Piven) (1987)
* "Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class" (1989)
* "The Worst Years of Our Lives: Irreverent Notes from a Decade of Greed" (1990)
* "Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War" (1997)
* "The Snarling Citizen: Essays" (1995)
* "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America" (2001)
* "Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy" (ed., with Arlie Hochschild) (2003)
* "Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream" (2005)
* "" (2007)
* "" (2008)


* "Kipper's Game" (1993)


* "In Defense of Talk Shows" (1995 ["TIME" Magazine, December 4, 1995] )
* " [http://www.geocities.com/i_sang_holy_holy/time_essay.html How 'Natural' Is Rape? Despite a Daffy New Theory, It's Not Just a Guy in Touch with His Inner Caveman] ," "Time", January 31, 2000.
* "Welcome to Cancerland" (2001 National Magazine Award finalist)
* "A New Counterterrorism Strategy: Feminism (2005 [AlterNet] )
* "The Charge: Gynocide" investigative journalism about the Dalkon Shield in the third world. "Mother Jones" ( [http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/1979/11/ehrenreich.html] )
* "Fight for Your Right to Party" (2006 ["TIME" Magazine, December 18, 2006] )


* "Die Herzen der Männer", 1984
* "Hexen, Hebammen und Krankenschwestern", 1987
* "Gesprengte Fesseln", 1988
* "Angst vor dem Absturz", 1994
* "Blutrituale", 1999
* "Arbeit poor. Unterwegs in der Dienstleistungsgesellschaft", 2001

* "Nälkäpalkalla" ("Nickel and Dimed"), 2003
* "Petetty keskiluokka" ("Bait and Switch"), 2006

* "L'Amérique pauvre: Comment ne pas survivre en travaillant", 2005

* "Riti di sangue", 1998

* "Por cuatro duros: Cómo (no) apañárselas en Estados Unidos", 2003

* "Det manliga hjärtat: revolten mot försörjarrollen", 1984
* "Barskrapad: konsten att hanka sig fram", 2002

* "Ritos de Sangue: Um estudo sobre as origens da guerra", 2000
* "Salário de Pobreza: Como (não) sobreviver na América", 2004

* われらの生涯の最悪の年 / バーバラ・エーレンライク 著 ; 中村輝子 訳. -- 晶文社, 1992.
*「中流」という階級 / バーバラ・エーレンライク著 ; 中江桂子訳. -- 晶文社, 1995
* ニッケル・アンド・ダイムド : アメリカ下流社会の現実 / バーバラ・エーレンライク著 ; 曽田和子訳. -- 東洋経済新報社, 2006
* 捨てられるホワイトカラー : 格差社会アメリカで仕事を探すということ / バーバラ・エーレンライク著 ; 曽田和子訳. -- 東洋経済新報社, 2007

* "คำให้การของคนเปื้อนเหงื่อ" ("Nickel and Dimed"), 2006


External links

* [http://barbaraehrenreich.com/ Official website]
* [http://ehrenreich.blogs.com Barbara's blog]
* [http://www.metacritic.com/books/authors/ehrenreichbarbara/dancinginthestreets] "Dancing in the Streets" reviews at Metacritic
* [http://www.alternet.org/authors/811/ Articles by Barbara Ehrenreich on Alternet]
* [http://www.booknotes.org/Transcript/?ProgramID=1439 "Booknotes" interview with Ehrenreich on "Fear of Falling", October 8, 1989.]
* [http://www.c-spanarchives.org/videolibrary/index.php?main_page=product_video_info&cPath=6_10&products_id=196400-1&tID=5 3-hour interview] on CSPAN's "In-Depth" series.
* [http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/barbara_ehrenreich.html] Quotations
* [http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/barbara_ehrenreich/] More quotations
* [http://www.unitedprofessionals.org/about/board.php/] United Professionals
* [http://www.pdxjustice.org/#Ehrenreich_16Jul2008 VIDEO: Barbara Ehrenreich - This Land Is Their Land: Reports From a Divided Nation] , July 16, 2008, talk at Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon, from her recent book tour.

Источник: Barbara Ehrenreich

См. также в других словарях:

  • Land reform — Land reforms (also agrarian reform, though that can have a broader meaning) is an often controversial alteration in the societal arrangements whereby government administers possession and use of land. Land reform may consist of a government… …   Wikipedia

  • Land Command — (or HQ Land ) is a military command and part of the structure of the modern British Army.It assumed control of virtually all Army combat and combat support troops on 1 April 1995. Three major exceptions were Cyprus, the Falklands, and Northern… …   Wikipedia

  • Flight and expulsion of Germans from Poland during and after World War II — The flight and expulsion of Germans from Poland after World War II was part of a series of flights and expulsions of Germans from Europe during and after World War II. Germans fled and were expelled from all regions which are currently within the …   Wikipedia

  • Osage Nation — Official seal of the Osage Nation Total population …   Wikipedia

  • National broadband plans from around the world — Broadband is a term normally considered to be synonymous with a high speed connection to the internet. The term itself is technology neutral; broadband can be delived by a range of technologies including DSL, LTE or next generation access. This… …   Wikipedia

  • Barbara Ehrenreich — Infobox Writer name = Barbara Ehrenreich caption = pseudonym = birthname = birthdate = Birth date and age|1941|8|26|mf=y birthplace = Butte, Montana occupation = social critic, journalist, author, activist genre = non fiction movement =… …   Wikipedia

  • Syracuse, New York — Syracuse   City   A view of the Downtown Syracuse skyline Nickname(s): Salt City, The Cuse, Emerald Cit …   Wikipedia

  • Cyclone Nargis — Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Nargis Very severe cyclonic storm (IMD) Category 4 Tropical Cyclone (SSHS) Cyclone Nargis on May 1 as a category 2 storm Formed …   Wikipedia

  • Empress Dowager Cixi — 慈禧太后 Regent of the Qing Dynasty Regency 11 November 1861 – 15 November 1908 ( 1000000000000004700000047 years, 100000000000000040000004 days …   Wikipedia

  • Cham Albanians — This article is about the dialectological group of ethnic Albanians of Northwestern Greece. For an overview of different communities of Albanian origin in Greece, see Albanian communities in Greece. For other uses of the word Cham, see Cham… …   Wikipedia

  • Malaysia — This article is about the country. For the biogeographical region, see Malesia. Malaysia …   Wikipedia

Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»