What does rising income inequality mean for the ability of individuals to move up the economic ladder?

Whether the focus is on how intersections of race, gender, class, and health shape one’s experiences in the labor market, the opportunities and constraints facing bureaucracies that target those on the bottom of the economic ladder, or the dilemmas challenging upward mobility in an age of rising income inequality, I investigate how individuals negotiate key questions of survival and mobility in a context of racial and gender hierarchies and economic constraints.

Celeste-book-1THE NEW WELFARE BUREAUCRATS
Entanglements of Race, Class, & Policy Reform
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Finalist: C. Wright Mills Book Award,
Society for the Study of Social Problems
Honorable Mention: Max Weber Book Award, American Sociological Association

This is an ethnographic analysis of the implementation of welfare reform on the front lines of service delivery. It investigates how the professional, racial, class, and community identities of welfare caseworkers and supervisors shape the implementation of policy and other organizational dynamics.

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