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- Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95
Breaking with the exoticizing cast of public discourse and conventional research, Urban Outcasts takes the reader inside the black ghetto of Chicago and the deindustrializing banlieue of Paris to discover that urban marginality is not everywhere the same. Drawing on a wealth of original field, survey and historical data, Loïc Wacquant shows... more...
- Jacana Media 2013; US$ 29.99
Christa Kuljian?s Sanctuary: How an Inner-city Church Spilled onto a Sidewalk is based on how the Central Methodist Church in downtown Johannesburg and its controversial Bishop Paul Verryn came to offer refuge to people who had nowhere else to turn. Many ask, how did a place of worship turn into a shelter for thousands of refugees? Where did they come... more...
- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
New American Schools (NAS) offers whole-school designs for schools and districts seeking to significantly raise the achievement of large numbers of students. This work has evaluated NAS reforms' effects on students and teachers in high-poverty schools. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00
Most governments attempt to target resources directly at the poor through a variety of measures including food and credit subsidies, job creation schemes and basic health and education projects. These measures are usually classified as being either promotional (to help raise welfare in the long term), or protectional (to support the poor in times of... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 14.00
Michelle Kennedy had a typical middle class American childhood in Vermont. She attended college, interned in the U.S. Senate, married her high school sweetheart and settled in the suburbs of D.C. But the comfortable life she was building quickly fell apart. At age twenty-four Michelle was suddenly single, homeless, and living out of a car with her... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 148.00
The theme of this book is that economic growth is key, but institutions and other national and subnational attributes matter as well. They are critical to explaining differences in social development and poverty reduction across countries and subnational areas that cannot be accounted for by growth alone. The book concludes that a more complete strategy... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 185.00
This work covers the experience of poverty in United States history - its political, economic, and social roots, and the policies and social movements that have emerged in response. Over 300 A-Z entries cover the conditions, causes, public attitudes, and political responses toward poverty. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 165.00
It is one thing to be poor in a society of producers and universal employment; it is quite a different thing to be poor in a society of consumers, in which life projects are built around consumer choices rather than on work, professional skills or jobs. Where `being poor'' was once linked to being unemployed, today it draws its meaning primarily from... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
The recent occurrences of famine in Ethiopia and Southern Africa have propelled this key issue back into the public arena for the first time since 1984, as once again it becomes a priority - not only for lesser developed countries but also for the international community. Exploring the paradox that is the persistence of famine in the contemporary... more...