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  • The Visible Poorby Joel Blau

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    Taking an in-depth look at the causes of homelessness in the United States, Joel Blau disproves the convenient myths that most homeless are crazy, drug addicts, or lazy misfits who brought their suffering upon themselves. He shows that the current crisis was an inevitable result of economic and political changes in recent decades, systematically reviewing... more...

  • Beyond the Resources of Povertyby Sebnem Eroglu

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This groundbreaking volume researches the lives of gecekondu settlers in the capital city of Turkey in order to understand how households cope with poverty and why some households are more successful than others in reducing their deprivation. It takes a critical stance towards existing conceptions such as household survival, livelihood and coping strategy... more...

  • Surviving Povertyby Joan Maya Maya Mazelis

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 23.80

    Surviving Poverty carefully examines the experiences of people living below the poverty level, looking in particular at the tension between social isolation and social ties among the poor. Joan Maya Mazelis draws on in-depth interviews with poor people in Philadelphia to explore how they survive and the benefits they gain by being connected to one... more...

  • New Rules for Global Justiceby Jan Aart Scholte; Lorenzo Fioramonti; Alfred G. Nhema

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 31.99

    The book is action-oriented and empowering, presenting concrete proposals that could reduce the most deplorable global inequalities. It asks: how did we get here?; where do we want to go instead?; and how do we get there? more...

  • America, We Need to Talkby Joel Berg

    Seven Stories Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    The newest book by Joel Berg--an internationally recognized leader and media spokesman in the fields of hunger, poverty, food systems, and U.S. politics, and the director of Hunger Free America-- America We Need to Talk: A Self-Help Book for the Nation is both a parody of relationship and self-help books and a serious analysis of the nation's political... more...

  • Human Rights and Social Equality: Challenges for Social Workby Sven Hessle

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The mission of the social work profession and the development of social policy are rooted in a set of core values and are the foundation of social work?s unique purpose and perspective. Human rights offer a normative base for social work and for the formation of inclusive social policies. This informative and incisively written edited collection... more...

  • Rural, Regional and Remote Social Workby Amanda Howard; Meaghan Katrak; Tamara Blakemore; Phillip Pallas

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book gives voice to the direct practice experience of social workers working in rural and remote contexts using Australia as the primary case-study. The authors undertake a qualitative research project, conducting in-depth interviews to examine social work theory and practice against the reality of rural and remote contexts. Practice examples... more...

  • Summary of Evictedby . Instaread

    iDreamBooks Inc 2016; US$ 2.99

    Summary of Evicted by Michael Desmond | Includes Analysis Preview: Matthew Desmond?s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City is a sociological study of evictions, housing, and homelessness in Milwaukee. The book follows the lives of a number of tenants and landlords in order to examine how access to housing affects the poor. Desmond... more...

  • China's Transition from Socialism?: Statist Legacies and Market Reforms, 1980-90by Dorothy J. Solinger

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    The essays in this volume address the industrial, commercial, urban and regional reforms of China's planned economy during the 1980s. The emphasis is on the dominating institutional and bureaucratic presence of the state even as it sought to loosen the pre-1979 vertically structured centralised command system and to introduce some market principles... more...

  • The Feminization of Poverty in Rich Nationsby Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

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