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  • No Place Left to Bury the Deadby Nicole Itano

    Atria Books 2007; Not Available

    EVERY DAY in Africa, approximately 7,000 men, women, and children are erased from the face of this planet by the devastating AIDS virus that -- even after more than two and a half decades -- continues to wreak havoc around the globe, especially in underdeveloped nations. No Place Left to Bury the Dead dares to go where media, governments, and ordinary... more...

  • Trustby Pip Desmond

    Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 20.74

    Extraordinary insight into New Zealand women's lives with gangs. In 1977 an idealistic young doctor's daughter, fresh out of university, knocked on the door of a run-down old house in inner-city Wellington. She was greeted by a woman in a Black Power T-shirt with metal in her nose and a spidery tattoo on her left cheek. 'Whaddya want?' the woman... more...

  • Shoes Were For Sundayby Molly Weir

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    'Poverty is a very exacting teacher and I had been taught well' The post-war urban jungle of the Glasgow tenements was the setting for Molly Weir's childhood. From sharing a pull-out bed in her mother's tiny kitchen to running in terror from the fever van, it was an upbringing that was cemented in hardship. Hunger, cold and sickness was... more...

  • Poverty and the Underclassby William A. Kelso

    NYU Press 1994; US$ 70.00

    The much-heralded War on Poverty has failed. The number of children living in poverty is steadily on the rise and an increasingly destructive underclass brutalizes urban neighborhoods. America's patience with the poor seems to have run out: even cities that have traditionally been havens for the homeless are arresting, harassing, and expelling... more...

  • Poverty and Global Recession in Southeast Asiaby Aris Ananta; Richard Barichello

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 59.90

    Financial crises after financial crises have occurred, but for many countries the last one, the 2008?09 global recession, was the deepest since the 1930s great depression. This book started with an objective to understand the impact of high inflation on poverty and food security in Southeast Asia. However, the global economy moved quickly into recession... more...

  • The Politics of Poverty Reductionby Paul Mosley; Blessing Chiripanhura; Jean Grugel

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 109.99

    Globally, there is a commitment to eliminate poverty; and yet the politics that have caused anti-poverty policies to succeed in some countries and to fail in others have been little studied. The Politics of Poverty Reduction focuses on these political processes. Analysis is based partly on global comparisons and partly on case-studies of nine countries... more...

  • World Poverty for Dummiesby Lindsay Rae; Ashley Clements; Sarah Marland; Adam Valvasori; Tim Costello

    Wiley 2012; US$ 17.59

    Created especially for the Australian customer! Uncover the global building blocks of poverty Ending world poverty is possible -- and you can help. With World Poverty For Dummies , you find out about the building blocks of poverty, as well as its varying causes and manifestations in different regions around the world. Most importantly, you discover... more...

  • Adaptation, Poverty and Developmentby David Alexander Clark

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    The first book to examine in detail the ways in which people adapt their understanding and behaviours towards poverty as a direct result to their experiences of poverty in developing countries, including world-leading academics and case studies from China, India, Ethiopia and South Africa. more...

  • Civil Society and Global Povertyby Clive Gabay

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    The Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) is world?s largest civil society movement fighting against poverty and inequality, incorporating over 100 affiliated country-level coalitions. It has become a significant global actor and its annual days of mobilisation now attract over 175 million people around the world. This book seeks to explore... more...

  • Global Povertyby David Hulme

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    This book charts the rise of global poverty as a priority global issue, over the period 1990 to 2002, and its subsequent marginalisation as old themes edged it aside. more...