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  • Pathologies of Powerby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.16

    Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world's poor is the most important human rights struggle of our time. In Pathologies of Power Farmer uses harrowing stories of life - and death - in extreme situations to link... more...

  • Closing the Food Gapby Mark Winne

    Beacon Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    In Closing the Food Gap , food activist and journalist Mark Winne poses questions too often overlooked in our current conversations around food: What about those people who are not financially able to make conscientious choices about where and how to get food? And in a time of rising rates of both diabetes and obesity, what can we do to make healthier... more...

  • All Our Kinby Carol B. Stack

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 15.95

    "This landmark study debunked the misconception that poor families were unstable and disorganized. Here is the chronicle of a young white woman?s sojourn into The Flats, an African-American ghetto comm" more...

  • Nickel and Dimedby Barbara Ehrenreich

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 16.99

    Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that... more...

  • Homelessness & Health in Canadaby Manal Guirguis-Younger; Stephen W. Hwang; Ryan McNeil

    University of Ottawa Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Homelessness & Health in Canada explores, for the first time, the social, structural, and environmental factors that shape the health of homeless persons in Canada. Covering a wide range of topics from youth homelessness to end-of-life care, the authors strive to outline policy and practice recommendations to respond to the ongoing public health... 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...

  • Health and Living Environment in Urban Slumby K. Gangadharan

    Mangalam Publishers 2008; US$ 45.00

    Health is an important aspect of human resource development. Health improvement is influenced by three sets of factors : health factors which include Medical interventions, secondly, health promoting factors such as housing, Water supply, sanitation and hygiene and thirdly, non-health factors which include social and economic factors like income, education,... more...

  • Days of Destruction, Days of Revoltby Chris Hedges; Joe Sacco

    Nation Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    Named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com and the Washington Post Three years ago, Pulitzer Prize–winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement.... more...

  • Children Living in Povertyby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Globally, 400 million children are living in extreme poverty; nearly 600,000 Australian children live in relative poverty. What are the absolute and relative measures of poverty and deprivation for children in developing and developed countries? How does poverty impact children’s health, development and wellbeing? How can impoverished children... more...