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  • $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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    From 2007 to 2012, almost five percent of American adults?about ten million people?lost their homes because they could not make mortgage payments. The scale of this home mortgage crisis is unprecedented?and it's not over. Foreclosures still displace more American homeowners every year than at any time before the twenty-first century. The dispossession... more...

  • Enslaved: True Stories of Modern Day Slaveryby Jesse Sage

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    Today, millions of people are being held in slavery around the world. From poverty-stricken countries to affluent American suburbs, slaves toil as sweatshop workers, sex slaves, migrant workers, and domestic servants. With exposés by seven former slaves--as well as one slaveholder--from Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United... more...

  • The Limits of Marriageby Gary R. Lee

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This book shows that the declining American marriage rate and the proliferation of single-parent families are due to the deteriorating economic status of less-educated workers. more...

  • Nemesisby Misha Glenny

    Random House 2015; US$ 30.38

    ?Breaking Bad? meets ?City of God? in this gripping account of an ordinary man who became Brazil?s most wanted criminal His name was Antonio, but they would call him Nem. From the infamous favela of Rocinha in Rio, he was a hardworking young father forced to make a decision that would turn his world upside down. Nemesis is the story of an ordinary... more...

  • Young Homeless People and Urban Spaceby Emma Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This ethnographic exploration of contemporary spaces of homelessness takes an expanded view of homeless space, threading together experiences of organizational spaces, routes taken through the city and the occupation of public space. Through engaging with participants' accounts of movement and place, the book argues that young homeless people become... more...

  • Lives on the Edgeby Valerie Polakow

    University of Chicago Press 1994; US$ 26.00

    One out of five children, and one out of two single mothers, lives in destitution in America today. The feminization and "infantilization" of poverty have made the United States one of the most dangerous democracies for poor mothers and their children to inhabit. Why then, Valerie Polakow asks, is poverty seen as a private issue, and how can public... more...