What is it like to be without a job? How does it feel to be unemployed? This book represents a much needed and refreshing departure from the usual quantitative treatments of the disadvantaged because it depicts unemployment from the perspectives of the unemployed, thus providing insights and understanding that elude statistical accounts of the phenomenon.
"An outstanding study." (Anthony Giddens)
"I mean, my God, we're talkin' Rejection City, here." (one of the informants in the study)
"Burman's research developed out of his involvement with the unemployed. The outcome is a work that represents the very best of the engaged genre of sociological research." (James Rinehart, from the Foreword)