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Poverty

  • Copiaby Erika Meitner

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2014; US$ 9.99

    Started as a VQR documentary, Copia examines the now-bankrupt city of Detroit, once the thriving heart of the American Dream. more...

  • New Strategies for Social Innovationby Steven G Anderson

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Market-based development strategies designed to help the world?s poor receive significant support from advocates, academics, governments, and the media, yet frequently the perceived success of these programs rests on carefully selected examples and one-sided, enthusiastic accounts. In practice, these approaches are often poorly defined and executed,... more...

  • In Their Own Handsby Jeffrey Ashe; Kyla Jagger Neilan; Frances Moore Lappé

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 19.95

    Two and a half billion people worldwide, most of them desperately poor villagers, need a better way to save and to borrow. Even the most innovative banking institutions can?t reach them; savings groups can. In savings groups, members save what they can in a communal pot and loan their growing fund to each other for their short-term needs. Jeffrey... more...

  • Givingby Bill Clinton

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.11

    Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action. Giving is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies and organizations-and by individuals-to solve problems and save lives both 'down the street and around the world'. Then it urges us to seek out what... more...

  • Narrating Poverty and Precarity in Britainby Barbara Korte; Frédéric Regard

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    Poverty and precarity have gained a new societal and political presence in the twenty-first century?s advanced economies. This is reflected in cultural production, which this book discusses for a wide range of media and genres from the novel to reality television. With a focus on Britain, its chapters divide their attention between current representations... more...

  • Homeless Lives in American Citiesby Philip Webb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Homeless Lives in American Cities explores how the American discourse on homelessness arose from Victorian social and political anxieties about the impacts of immigration and urbanization on the middle class family. It demonstrates how contemporary social work and policy emerge from Victorian cultural attitudes. more...

  • Growing Up in Povertyby Michael Bourdillon; Jo Boyden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book presents the latest evidence from Young Lives, a unique international study of children and poverty. It shows how the persistence of inequality amid general economic growth is leaving some extremely poor children behind, despite the promises of the Millennium Development Goals. more...

  • Snapshot Americanaby Jeff Musillo

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99

    Is it possible to look in all directions? more...

  • The Capability Approachby Solava Ibrahim; Meera Tiwari

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    How can human capabilities be articulated and promoted in practice? How can the challenges encountered in its application be addressed? This volume answers these research questions through nine country case studies from the Global North and the Global South. more...

  • The Assault on Social Policyby William Roth; Susan Peters

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of poverty, welfare, disability, social security, and health care. This edition also considers the recent, ongoing effects of globalization and... more...