American Misfits and the Making of Middle Class Respectability

American Misfits and the Making of Middle Class Respectability


  • Author : Robert Wuthnow
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691210711


American Misfits and the Making of Middle Class Respectability Book Description :

How American respectability has been built by maligning those who don't make the grade How did Americans come to think of themselves as respectable members of the middle class? Was it just by earning a decent living? Or did it require something more? And if it did, what can we learn that may still apply? The quest for middle-class respectability in nineteenth-century America is usually described as a process of inculcating positive values such as honesty, hard work, independence, and cultural refinement. But clergy, educators, and community leaders also defined respectability negatively, by maligning individuals and groups—“misfits”—who deviated from accepted norms. Robert Wuthnow argues that respectability is constructed by “othering” pe...

The Magic Misfits
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Magic Misfits


  • Author : Neil Patrick Harris
  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-11-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781743585344


The Magic Misfits Book Description :

The first in a funny and magical new children's books series from Emmy award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris. ‘I read this book with excitement, delight, and the increasing suspicion that it was going to make me disappear.' Lemony Snicket, author of the bestselling series A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions This book contains a BIG SECRET. Read on if you dare … Do you believe in magic? Carter doesn’t. He knows magic tricks are just that – tricks. And as a street magician he’s also pretty good at them. But then Carter runs away from his conman uncle and he finds himself alone and in danger from dastardly carnival ringleader, B.B. Bosso. He could really use some magic now … A chance encounter with the mysterious Mr ...

The Miracle Maker and the Misfits

The Miracle Maker and the Misfits


  • Author : Dixie Koch
  • Publisher : XinXii
  • Release Date : 2017-06-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783961426805


The Miracle Maker and the Misfits Book Description :

"Abby." She felt his hand gently touching her shoulder. "Mom was murdered." "Charley!" Abby screamed, shooting off her chair. "Charley, what are you saying?" Her lips were spread thin in panic. "Abby, I can tell you no more now, except that my father is a very dangerous man. For now we could all be in danger." After years of separation, Julie had found peace and was excited to come home and be reunited with her crazed son, Charley, and her now grown sister, Abby. But Julie never made it home. When the shocking news of Julie's death forced Abby to her sister's burial, all of Abby's dreams laid in that pine box along side of Julie. Their childhood days remained locked up inside of Abby and in the journals Julie had left behind. But Abby doesn't have mu...

Phonics Comics  The Misfits   Level 3

Phonics Comics The Misfits Level 3


  • Author : Kimber MacDonald
  • Publisher : innovativekids
  • Release Date : 2006-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 158476421X


Phonics Comics The Misfits Level 3 Book Description :

Uses a comic book format to present three phonics-based stories featuring three misfit orphans who make trouble for the director of the orphanage....

The Misfits
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

The Misfits


  • Author : James Howe
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442449428


The Misfits Book Description :

Kids who get called the worst names oftentimes find each other. That's how it was with us. Skeezie Tookis and Addie Carle and Joe Bunch and me. We call ourselves the Gang of Five, but there are only four of us. We do it to keep people on their toes. Make 'em wonder. Or maybe we do it because we figure that there's one more kid out there who's going to need a gang to be a part of. A misfit, like us. Skeezie, Addie, Joe, and Bobby -- they've been friends forever. They laugh together, have lunch together, and get together once a week at the Candy Kitchen to eat ice cream and talk about important issues. Life isn't always fair, but at least they have each other -- and all they really want to do is survive the seventh grade. That turns out to be more of a...

Misfits  Inc  No  1
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Misfits Inc No 1


  • Author : Mark Delaney
  • Publisher : Peachtree Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-10-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781561456512


Misfits Inc No 1 Book Description :

Meet Misfits, Inc. Investigations: Peter, the genius; Jake, the athlete; Byte, the computer whiz; Mattie, the “magician.” These four teenage super-sleuths have a knack for uncovering and solving unsolvable crimes.In their first case, the team bands together to clear Mattie’s grandfather, who stands falsely accused of stealing a million-dollar computer chip from a local museum. While the FBI and local police assigned to the case can’t turn up any leads, the Misfits draw upon each of their special talents to lead them to the true thieves and solve the mystery of the vanishing chip. Featuring an engaging group of outcasts with varied interests, each book in the Misfits series offers an intriguing mystery, supported by Delaney’s well-paced plot...

Cosmic Misfits

Cosmic Misfits


  • Author : Ray Rogers
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2012-10-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1475953186


Cosmic Misfits Book Description :

Ryan Bettencourt has an enviable life. Happily married with two great kids and a successful and profitable career he loves, the world is at his feet. But one evening, while driving home, something extraordinary changes everything. His ordinary life takes a twist into the bizarre when his drive home is interrupted by a ship visiting from another planet. He is now an unwilling guest on the spaceship Solar Flare, an extraordinary blend of machine and sentient being. The Solar Flare has been sent to Earth to retrieve a human being, and Ryan is the lucky winner of this new adventure. The ship, using telepathy and Ryan’s help, awakens the ship’s crew, four humanoids and Tobias, a being unlike any Ryan had ever seen or even imagined. With elfin features...

What God Can Do with a Misfit

What God Can Do with a Misfit


  • Author : Prophetes Lutriana Evans
  • Publisher : Booktango
  • Release Date : 2012-06-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468905397


What God Can Do with a Misfit Book Description :

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A Band of Misfits

A Band of Misfits


  • Author : Andrew Baggarly
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Release Date : 2015-04-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633192379


A Band of Misfits Book Description :

With a title drought that started in New York and carried on for more than five decades after the move to the west coast, the San Francisco Giants and their fans were growing restless, waiting for a team like the 2010 roster and that one magical postseason run. The anticipation, memories, and celebrated relief of the season when it finally came together are captured in this chronicle of the World Series season of the Giants. Written in entertaining prose, the book is as much an enjoyable story to be reread through the years as it is a factual account of the events that brought the elusive title to the Giants....