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Poverty

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  • Migrants and their moneyby Kavita Datta

    Policy Press 2012; US$ 99.00

    This original and topical book tells the untold stories of migrants' experiences of, and responses to, financial exclusion in London. more...

  • Broke, USAby Gary Rivlin

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    From the author of the New York Times Notable Book of the Year Drive By comes a unique and riveting exploration of one of America?s largest and fastest-growing industries?the business of poverty. Broke, USA is a Fast Food Nation for the ?poverty industry? that will also appeal to readers of Barbara Ehrenreich ( Nickel and Dimed ) and David... more...

  • Stuart: A Life Backwardsby Alexander Masters

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    ?Stuart does not like the manuscript. He?s after a bestseller, ?like what Tom Clancy writes?. ?But you are not an assassin trying to frazzle the president with anthrax bombs,? I point out. You are an ex-homeless, ex-junkie psychopath, I do not add.? more...

  • Poverty and Exclusion in the Western Balkansby Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi; Sara Savastano

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    ?This book maps the latest developments in the policy relevant analysis on poverty, inclusion and the social agenda in the Western Balkans. It does so by presenting a selection of recent papers which explore from a methodological and analytical point of view how the inclusion agenda can be monitored and adapted to understand the challenges in the region.... more...

  • People of the Streetsby Tony Parker

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 17.49

    'People of the streets... you become aware of them, and wonder who and what they are... what kind of lives they have, and what living them means...' First published in 1968, People of the Streets was Tony Parker's sixth book, for which he spent a year approaching and interviewing people in London who were living their daily lives on street... 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...

  • Poor Peopleby William T. Vollmann

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    That was the simple yet groundbreaking question William T. Vollmann asked in cities and villages around the globe. The result of Vollmann's fearless inquiry is a view of poverty unlike any previously offered. Poor People struggles to confront poverty in all its hopelessness and brutality, its pride and abject fear, its fierce misery and quiet resignation,... more...

  • The Undeserving Poorby Michael B. Katz

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 18.99

    First published in 1989, The Undeserving Poor was a critically acclaimed and enormously influential account of America's enduring debate about poverty. Taking stock of the last quarter century, Michael B. Katz's new edition of this classic is virtually a new book. As the first did, it will force all concerned Americans to reconsider the foundations... more...

  • TRANSGENICS & THE POOR - HERRINGby Ronald J. Herring

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Genetic engineering is changing the terrain of development studies. Technologies with unprecedented potential - the capacity to move genes across species - have created widely politicized phenomena: ?Frankenfoods?, ?GMOs?, and ?The Terminator?. En masse, the public has reacted with equanimity or appreciation to genetically engineered pharmaceuticals,... more...

  • On a Dollar a Dayby Christopher Greenslate; Kerri Leonard

    Hyperion 2010; US$ 9.99

    What happens when two high school teachers get fed up with their soaring grocery bills and decide to try to feed themselves on one dollar each, per day? Authors Kerri Leonard and Christopher Greenslate describe how they did it--and also include sections about eating on a little more than $4 a day, as well as on the actual costs of eating a healthy... more...