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  • Urban Outcastsby Loï Wacquant; c

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    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, Loc Wacquant shows that... more...

  • The American Way of Eatingby Tracie McMillan

    Scribner 2012; US$ 17.00

    When award-winning (and working-class) journalist Tracie McMillan saw foodies swooning over $9 organic tomatoes, she couldn?t help but wonder: What about the rest of us? Why do working Americans eat the way we do? And what can we do to change it? To find out, McMillan went undercover in three jobs that feed America, living and eating off her wages... more...

  • Private Rental Housingby T. Crook; P. A. Kemp

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    A new focus on private renting has been brought into sharp relief by the global financial crisis, with its profound impact on mortgage finance, housing markets and government budgets.Written by specially commissioned international experts and structured around common themes, this timely book explores the nature and role of private renting in eight... more...

  • Building Social Businessby Muhammad Yunus

    PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 15.99

    The Nobel Peace Prize-winner shows how the social business model can harness the entrepreneurial spirit to address poverty, hunger, and disease more...

  • An Assault On Povertyby United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

    International Development Research Centre 1997; US$ 30.00

    In An Assault on Poverty, the Panel on Technology for Basic Needs of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development offers analyses of poverty eradication and the role of science and technology with respect to sustainable human development, technical and vocational education, health, and small-scale economic activities, among... more...

  • The Other Warby Lael Brainard; Carol Graham; Nigel Purvis; Steven Radelet; Gayle Smith

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 20.95

    The Millennium Challenge Account is a bilateral development fund representing an increase of $5 billion per year over current assistance levels to reform-oriented developing countries. This book considers the potential of the MCA as well as the larger content of US foreign assistance. more...

  • The Unseen Politics of Public Housingby Tiffany Gayle Chenault

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book discusses barriers from government agencies, housing policies, historic racism and classism, the lived experiences of people that live in public housing, and the relevance of these factors for understanding resident councils and ?forming? communities in public housing. more...

  • Consumer Vulnerabilityby Kathy Hamilton; Susan Dunnett; Maria Piacentini

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Consumer vulnerability is of growing importance as a research topic for those exploring wellbeing. This book provides space to critically engage with the conditions, contexts and characteristics of consumer vulnerability, which affect how people experience and respond to the marketplace and vice versa. Focussing on substantive, ethical, social... more...

  • World Povertyby Geoffrey Gilbert

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    Part of a series designed to serve as introductory research resources for important world issues, this text by Gilbert (economics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) takes on the issue of global poverty and the organizations and programs attempting to deal with it. He provides a basic overview of issues, institutions, and terminology; explores the more...

  • Owning-Upby Michelle Miller-Adams

    Brookings Institution Press 2002; US$ 20.95

    This text is about assets and the difference they can make in the lives of the poor. It expands the concept of asset building to encompass a range of skills and support systems that are necessary to lift people out of poverty. It identifies four types of asset: economic, human, social and natural. more...