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Chutes and Ladders by Katherine S. Newman
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Nov 26, 2007

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bookshelves: intellectually-interesting
Recommended for: sociologists
Read in November, 2007

If you've read No Shame in My Game, this book details the not-quite-ten-year (not as well-funded) follow-up study, and I found it interesting to see how the lives of former Harlem fast-food workers had evolved. Some had done quite well, which was surprising and uplifting. If you've not read No Shame in My Game skip Chutes and Ladders and read the former, instead. Although this latest piece is interesting, it doesn't make the contributions to sociological theory that the first book does.

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