Now, Whose Fault is That?

The Struggle for Self-Esteem in the Face of Chronic Unemployment

Cato Wadel (Author) 


This book is about the problems faced by able-bodied men who are forced to live off public welfare, or "on the dole." Based on the author's daily interactions with a hundred unemployed men in one Newfoundland village, this sensitive probe takes on a narrative form centered on one man and his family, and his struggle to maintain their self-esteem in the community. For, to be excused for being unemployed, a man must constantly show his desire to work.

ISERBooks. Softcover. Published in 1973. 150 pages. ISBN 0-919666-05-1.

$19.95 CAD

Subjects: AnthropologyAtlantic CanadaLabourNewfoundland and Labrador Studies


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