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The Unknown City: Lives of Poor and Working-Class Young Adults

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In The Unknown City Michelle Fine and Lois Weis offer a groundbreaking, theoretically sophisticated ethnography of the lives of young adults, ages 23 to 35, in two large East Coast cities. Analyzing interviews with hundreds of young people, Fine and Weis provide insights into their startling and often harrowing experiences. A major focus of the book is on the "fractures" i ...more
Hardcover, 342 pages
Published March 31st 1998 by Beacon Press
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Dr. Weis is author, co-author or editor of numerous books and articles that focus on race, class and gender in American schools.

Dr. Weis is Past President of the American Educational Studies Association and is on the editorial boards of several journals, including Educational Policy, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education and Review of Educational Research.

Dr. Weis was awarded t
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