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  • Adaptation, Poverty and Developmentby David Alexander Clark

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    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$ 54.95

    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...

  • The Cornerby David Simon; Edward Burns

    Crown/Archetype 2013; US$ 18.00

    The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war,... more...

  • How the Other Half Diesby Susan George

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1989; US$ 49.99

    To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit www.rowmanlittlefield.com. more...

  • Urban Outcastsby Loï Wacquant; c

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95 US$ 69.29

    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...

  • The Stopby Nick Saul; Andrea Curtis

    Melville House 2013; US$ 19.95

    Michael Pollan THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER British super chef Jamie Oliver called it "amazing," writing that he'd traveled all over the world and never seen anything like it. New York Times food writer Mark Bittman called it "one of those forward-thinking groups pointing the way to the future of good food." Raj Patel, the critically acclaimed... more...

  • The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peaceby Jeff Hobbs

    Scribner 2014; US$ 17.00

    An instant New York Times bestseller, named a best book of the year by The New York Times Book Review , Amazon, and Entertainment Weekly, among others, this celebrated account of a young African-American man who escaped Newark, NJ, to attend Yale, but still faced the dangers of the streets when he returned is, ?nuanced and shattering? ( People... more...

  • Reducing Poverty and Investing in Peopleby Victoria Monchuk

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    For two decades, Africa’s strong economic growth has paved the way for poverty reduction. Nevertheless, high chronic poverty levels persist, and the gap between income groups in terms of human capital and access to basic services is growing. Also, poor households are vulnerable to frequent shocks. By providing regular, reliable support to poor... more...

  • Affordable Housing in the Urban Global Southby Jan Bredenoord; Paul Van Lindert; Peer Smets

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The global increase in the number of slums calls for policies which improve the conditions of the urban poor, sustainably. This volume provides an extensive overview of current housing policies in Asia, Africa and Latin America and presents the facts and trends of recent housing policies. The chapters provide ideas and tools for pro-poor interventions... more...

  • Hand to Mouthby Linda Tirado

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 18.99

    Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She has worked all hours as a food service worker in a chain restaurant to support her young family. She knows what it's like to have problems you wish you could fix, but no money, energy or resources to fix them, and no hope of getting any. In 2013, an essay... more...