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Poverty

  • Young and Homelessby Tina Byrom; Sheine Peart

    UCL Institute of Education Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Why do young people become homeless, and what might be done about it? This new study is for those wishing to explore and understand the stories and experiences of homeless young people without falling into tired assumptions. It also explores an effective support service that assists those in difficult predicaments back into secure accommodation. more...

  • Against Charityby Julie Wark; Daniel Raventós

    AK Press 2017; US$ 16.95

    A demand for justice and rejection of the philanthrocapitalism of charitable giving. more...

  • Persistence of Poverty in Indiaby Nandini Gooptu; Jonathan Parry

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    What distinguishes Persistence of Poverty from most other poverty studies is the way in which it conceptualises the problem. This volume offers a variety of alternative analytical perspectives and fresh insights into poverty that are key to addressing the problem. In looking at the day to day lived realities of the poor the volume points out that in... more...

  • The World Bank and Transferring Developmentby Adrian Robert Bazbauers

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 117.57

    This book analyses the World Bank’s provision of technical assistance from 1946 to the present day. It argues that the relational dynamics between technical assistance provider and recipient affects the legitimacy of policy norms travelling from the ‘international’ to the ‘domestic’. Beginning from the constructivist position that ‘development’ is... more...

  • Rabbit: A Memoirby Patricia Williams

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 23.96

    That’s how things go in the ‘hood: It’s a never ending cycle of trouble, and once it grabs you, it won’t let go. Patricia started life on the lowest rung of society: poor, black, and female. With an alcoholic for a mother and four siblings, she was raised on a steady diet of welfare, food stamps and cigarette smoke. By the age of 15 she had two... more...

  • Understanding Global Povertyby Serena Cosgrove; Benjamin Curtis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Understanding Global Poverty introduces students to the study and analysis of poverty, helping them to understand why it is pervasive across human societies, and how it can be reduced through proven policy solutions. Using the capabilities and human development approach, the book foregrounds the human aspects of poverty, keeping the voices, experiences... more...

  • Food Parcels in International Migrationby Diana Mata-Codesal; Maria Abranches

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 121.58

    This book takes food parcels as a vehicle for exploring relationships, intimacy, care, consumption, exchange, and other fundamental anthropological concerns, examining them in relation to wider transnational spaces. As the contributors to this volume argue, food and its related practices offer a window through which to examine the reconciliation of... more...

  • Revival: The Economics of Poverty (1974)by Thomas Balogh

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    This title was first published in 1974. more...

  • Precarious Enterprise on the Marginsby Jessica Gerrard

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 95.14

    This book explores the contemporary conditions of marginal work within the context of persistent unemployment, poverty, and homelessness in wealthy nations. Drawing from research concerning three cities—Melbourne, San Francisco, and London—Jessica Gerrard offers a rich account of one of the most precarious informal forms of work: selling homeless street... more...

  • Faces of Homelessness in the Asia Pacificby Carole Zufferey; Nilan Yu

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Across the Asia Pacific, there are a vast range of experiences of homelessness and an equally diverse range of responses from state systems. Since understandings of homelessness are also heavily dependent on geographical, cultural, and historical contexts, attitudes towards it as a ‘social problem’ are essentially underpinned by ideological considerations.... more...