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Poverty

  • Between the Social and the Spatialby Katrien De Boyser; Jürgen Friedrichs; Caroline Dewilde

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Since the beginning of the 1990s, the gradual widening of scientific and policy debates on poverty from a narrow focus on income poverty to a more inclusive concept of social exclusion, has made poverty research both more interesting and more complicated. This transition to a more multidimensional conceptualization of poverty forms the background and... 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...

  • 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...

  • Reading Groups, Libraries and Social Inclusionby Eileen Hyder

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Reading groups have grown rapidly in popularity and continue to be a significant cultural phenomenon. Reading groups in public libraries, linked to the learning and social inclusion agenda, have expanded to include a wide range of groups within society, including people with visual impairments (VIPs). This under-researched area is the focus of this... more...

  • Catching a Caseby Tina Lee

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Based on extensive research into the child welfare system in New York City, Catching a Case reveals that, in the face of draconian budget cuts and a political climate that blames the poor for their own poverty, child welfare practices have become punitive, focused on removing children from their families and on parental compliance with rules. Rather... more...

  • The Idea of Home in Lawby Lorna Fox O'Mahony; James A. Sweeney

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Idea of Home in Law: Displacement and Dispossession explores an important set of legal and policy issues surrounding the concepts of home and homelessness, taking a growing area of legal scholarship into the new arena of human rights and international law. The collection considers the ideas concerning home - both in the sense of the dwelling place... more...

  • Evictedby Matthew Desmond

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 28.00

    New York Times Bestseller From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America   In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families... more...

  • The Dynamic Welfare Stateby David Stoesz

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    The Dynamic Welfare State accounts for the transition of social programming from governmental to corporate auspices, identifying not only the primary beneficiaries of emerging social markets, but the increasing influence of wealthy individuals and corporations in crafting public policy to meet industry requirements as well. Significantly, the degradation... more...

  • Poverty and the Millennium Development Goalsby Alberto Cimadamore; Gabriele Koehler; Thomas Pogge

    Zed Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    As the Millennium Development Goalss pass their 2015 deadline and the international community begins to discuss the future of UN development policy, Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals brings together leading economists from both the global North and South to provide a much needed critique of the prevailing development agenda. more...

  • Poor but Proudby Wayne Flynt

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    First published in 1989 by The University of Alabama Press,  Poor but Proud  was met with critical acclaim and awarded the 1990 Lillian Smith prize in nonfiction, as well as being named a  CHOICE  Outstanding Academic Book. This new paperback version will make the classic work available for general readers, bookstores, and classrooms.... more...