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Poverty

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  • Inequality and the 1%by Danny Dorling

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    Since the great recession hit in 2008, the 1% has only grown richer while the rest find life increasingly tough. The gap between the haves and the have-nots has turned into a chasm. While the rich have found new ways of protecting their wealth, everyone else has suffered the penalties of austerity. But inequality is more than just economics. Being... more...

  • Hand to Mouthby Linda Tirado

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    One of the Best 5 Books of 2014 ? Esquire "I?ve been waiting for this book for a long time. Well, not this book, because I never imagined that the book I was waiting for would be so devastatingly smart and funny, so consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. In fact, I would like to have written it myself ? if, that is, I had lived... more...

  • International Analysis Povertyby Peter Townsend

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.95

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Linking Sustainable Livelihoods to Natural Resources and Governanceby Abdul-Mumin Abdulai; Elmira Shamshiry

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book investigates the current level and trend of poverty in the Muslim World, including selected countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, East Asia, the Pacific and South America. Authors explore themes of poverty reduction, poverty alleviation and the extent of influences on social and economic development, particularly natural... more...

  • Of Street Piemenby Henry Mayhew

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.28

    '...a good bit of spice to give the critlings a flavour, and plenty of treacle to make the mince-meat look rich' Radical Victorian reformer Henry Mayhew walked the streets of London interviewing ordinary flower girls, market traders, piemen and costermongers to create the first ever work of mass social observation, and the ultimate account... more...

  • In Plain Sightby Leslie A. Robertson; Dara Culhane

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 19.95

    A collection of seven life stories from women in Vancouver?s Downtown Eastside who are seldom heard on their own terms. more...

  • $2.00 a Dayby Kathryn J. Edin; H. Luke Shaefer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 28.00

    The story of a kind of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't even think exists ? from a leading national poverty expert who ? defies convention ? ( New York Times ) more...

  • Income and Wealth Inequalityby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    How are income and wealth inequality measured in Australia, and what are the impacts of this rising inequality? Can we close the gap between the haves and have-nots? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index. more...

  • Poverty and Powerby Edward Royce

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99

    Poverty and Power asserts that American poverty is a structural problem resulting from failings in our social system, rather than individual failings of the poor. The second edition has been revised throughout with new statistical information, analysis of the recent recession, the Obama presidency, increasing political polarization, and more. ... more...

  • Foreclosed Americaby Isaac Martin; Christopher Niedt

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Isaac William Martin is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. Christopher Niedt is Associate Professor of Sociology at Hofstra University. more...