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From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark paintings of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and occasionally heartbreaking tale of households striving towards a greater lifestyles in a single of the twenty-first century’s nice, unequal cities.
 
during this brilliantly written, fast moving publication, according to 3 years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of world switch and inequality is made human.
 
Annawadi is a makeshift cost within the shadow of luxurious resorts close to the Mumbai airport, and as India begins to prosper, Annawadians are electrical with desire. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim youngster, sees “a fortune past counting” within the recyclable rubbish that richer humans throw away. Asha, a lady of ambitious wit and deep scars from a formative years in rural poverty, has pointed out another path to the center category: political corruption. With a bit good fortune, her delicate, appealing daughter—Annawadi’s “most-everything girl”—will quickly develop into its first lady university graduate. or even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, think themselves inching in the direction of the great lives and stable occasions they name “the complete enjoy.”
 
yet then Abdul the rubbish sorter is falsely accused in a surprising tragedy; terror and a world recession rock town; and suppressed tensions over faith, caste, intercourse, energy and financial envy flip brutal. because the tenderest person hopes intersect with the best international truths, the precise contours of a aggressive age are printed. And so, too, are the imaginations and braveness of the folk of Annawadi.
 
With intelligence, humor, and deep perception into what connects people to each other in an period of tumultuous switch, Behind the attractive Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of many twenty-first century’s hidden worlds, and into the lives of individuals very unlikely to fail to remember.

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2001). Vor aHem die Tatsache, dass ein vergleichsweise hoher Anteil von Frauen aus den unteren Klassen und der Arbeiterklasse wiihrend der Schwangerschaft raucht, wird deutliche Effekte auf die klassenspezifische Unterschiede in der Morbiditiit auch fur die Zukunft erwarten lassen (Graham 1994). Freizeitverhalten: Eine besonders instruktive Studie zu diesem Themenfeld wurde von Pavel Uttitz durchgeflihrt, der die Determinanten des Freizeitverhaltens auf der Basis von vier Umfragen aus den Jahren 1953,1963,1974 und 1980 miteinander verglichen hat.

1997). Dabei wird nicht nur deutlich, dass Deutschland im intemationalen Vergleich eine relativ niedrige Rate der beruflichen Mobilitat aufweist, sondem dass die strukturellen Entwicklungen auf dem Arbeitsmarkt durch die jeweiIigen Institutionen in hohem MaJSe gebrochen werden. s Dieses Beispiel der beruflichen Mobilitat zeigt sehr deutlich die Vorztige der Lebensverlaufforschung: Erstens wird im Gegensatz zur Zeitdiagnose der Verzeitlichung der sozialen Ungleichheit in diesen Forschungen sehr prazise herausgearbeitet, durch welche Strukturen Berufsverlaufe gepragt werden; dabei finden neben den individuellen Determinanten auch die strukturellen Rahmenbedingungen von Klassenlage, sektoralen und betrieblichen Arbeitsmarkten sowie nationalen Arbeitsmarktinstitutionen und Wohlfahrtsregimen Beriicksichtigung.

1994: 11; Konietzka 1995: 21; Muller 1992: 21-22; Spellerberg 1996: 55; Zerger 2000: 25; Wahl 2003: 22-26). 6 Die Entkopplungsthese aUf dem Priifstand Die These von der Entkopplung von Klassenzugehorigkeit und subjektiven Merkmalen solI an dieser Stelle einer umfassenden kritischen Uberpriifung unterzogen werden, da sie in besonderer Radikalitat die These vom Ende der Relevanz des Klassen- und Schichtenkonzepts fur die gegenwartige Soziologie behauptet. 1m ersten Schritt solI fur verschiedene Verhaltensbereiche (Konsum, Freizeit, Wahlverhalten) auf der Basis einer Literaturzusammenschau untersucht werden, ob und in welchem AusmaB im Zeitverlauf iiberhaupt eine Entkopplung von KlassenzugehOrigkeit und Handeln stattgefunden hat.

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