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Poverty

  • The Divideby Matt Taibbi; Molly Crabapple

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.00

    A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis   Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:   Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles. Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world?s wealth. The rich get massively richer. No one goes to jail.  ... more...

  • America?s Growing Inequalityby Chester Hartman; Chicago Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 139.99

    America?s Growing Inequality presents the links between racism and poverty in the United States, highlighting the work of social justice organizations to facilitate an end to their presence in society. The facts, analyses, and policy proposals that comprise this book will inform scholars and students in a range of disciplines including sociology,... more...

  • Days of Destruction, Days of Revoltby Chris Hedges; Joe Sacco

    Nation Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    Named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com and the Washington Post Three years ago, Pulitzer Prize–winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement.... more...

  • Dividedby David Cay Johnston

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 25.95

    The issue of inequality has irrefutably returned to the fore, riding on the anger against Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis and the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of the super?rich. The Occupy movement made the plight of the 99 percent an indelible part of the public consciousness, and concerns about inequality... more...

  • Private Rental Housingby T. Crook; P. A. Kemp

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Maritime Transport Security offers a multidisciplinary framework and a comparative analysis of maritime transport security policies and practices in several key countries. more...

  • Human Rights and Social Equalityby Sven Hessle

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This informative and incisively written edited collection brings together experts from around the world to explore the tension between a normative and a political base of social work and social development and, therefore, to address the question: How can social work and social policies contribute in the endeavor to respect, protect and fulfill human... more...

  • Contemporary Housing Issues in a Globalized Worldby Padraic Kenna

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    This book examines and discusses key contemporary housing issues in the context of today’s globalized housing systems. The book takes up the challenge of developing a new paradigm, working towards the possibility of an alternative future. Revolving around three constellations of writing by diverse contributors, each chapter sets out a clear and... more...

  • A People's War on Povertyby Wesley G. Phelps

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In A People’s War on Poverty , Wesley G. Phelps investigates the on-the-ground implementation of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty during the 1960s and 1970s. He argues that the fluid interaction between federal policies, urban politics, and grassroots activists created a significant site of conflict over the meaning of American democracy... more...

  • Deep Fieldby Tom Bamforth

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    ‘Deep Field’ is a UN term for humanitarian operations that take place in extremis - amid the destruction caused by war and natural disaster. In Deep Field: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Aid Relief Australian aid worker Tom Bamforth takes you with him as he responds to the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid under extreme circumstances... more...

  • Olympic Housingby Penny Bernstock

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    One of the distinguishing characteristics of London's bid to host the games was its commitment to legacy where it was argued that ‘the legacy would lead to the regeneration of an entire community for the direct benefit of everyone who lives there’. Whilst taking housing as its focus, this book adopts a sociological perspective by exploring... more...