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  • 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

    Theástory ofáa 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...

  • 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 exposÚs 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...

  • The Great Divideby Joseph Stiglitz

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 40.00

    Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide , Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this growing problem. With his characteristic blend of clarity and passion, Stiglitz argues that inequality is... more...