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Poverty

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Landscapes of Despairby Michael J. Dear; Jennifer R. Wolch

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.50

    Michael Dear and Jennifer Wolch examine the emergence of urban ghettos of the socially dependent--an unforeseen "solution" to the problem of developing community-based care for a variety of service-dependent groups, including the mentally and physically disabled, ex-offenders, and addicts. Based on detailed case studies drawn from several cities in... more...

  • The Poverty of Revolutionby Susan Eva Eckstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.50

    The plight of the urban poor in Mexico has changed little since World War II, despite the country's impressive rate of economic growth. Susan Eckstein considers how market forces and state policies that were ostensibly designed to help the poor have served to maintain their poverty. She draws on intensive research in a center city slum, a squatter... more...

  • Securing the Right to Employmentby Philip Harvey

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Basing his proposal on plans developed by New Deal social welfare administrators, Harvey analyzes the feasibility and desirability of using public sector job creation to secure a right to employment. He shows that such a policy would provide more effective relief from the problems of poverty and unemployment than do existing arrangements while permitting... more...

  • The Impact of European Employment Strategy in Greece and Portugalby Sotirios Zartaloudis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Through the new use of new empirical evidence derived from analysing employment services, gender equality policies and flexicurity in Greece and Portugal, this book provides compelling new insights into how European Employment Strategy (EES) can influence the domestic employment policy of European Union member states. more...

  • Building Communities (Routledge Revivals)by Johnston Birchall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Building Communities: The Co-Operative Way , first published in 1988, sets the flourishing of housing co-operatives throughout the 1980s in a theoretical and historical framework that suggests that tenant control is the best way out of the still-problematic issue of housing policy. Before the First World War, co-operative housing was poised to... more...