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  • Foreclosed Americaby Isaac Martin; Christopher Niedt

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Foreclosed America offers a portrait of the people who lost their homes in the foreclosure crisis—who they are, how and where they live after losing their homes, and what they have to say about their finances, their neighborhoods, and American politics. more...

  • The Limits of Marriageby Gary R. Lee

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 42.50

    This book shows that the declining American marriage rate and the proliferation of single-parent families are due to the deteriorating economic status of less-educated workers. more...

  • Young Homeless People and Urban Spaceby Emma Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This ethnographic exploration of contemporary spaces of homelessness takes an expanded view of homeless space, threading together experiences of organizational spaces, routes taken through the city and the occupation of public space. Through engaging with participants' accounts of movement and place, the book argues that young homeless people become... more...

  • Lives on the Edgeby Valerie Polakow

    University of Chicago Press 1994; US$ 28.00 US$ 23.80

    One out of five children, and one out of two single mothers, lives in destitution in America today. The feminization and "infantilization" of poverty have made the United States one of the most dangerous democracies for poor mothers and their children to inhabit. Why then, Valerie Polakow asks, is poverty seen as a private issue, and how can public... more...

  • Childhoodsby Nancy Higgins; Claire Freeman

    Otago University Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Children are citizens with autonomy and rights identified by international agencies and United Nations conventions, but these rights are not readily enforceable. Some of the worst levels of child poverty and poor health in the OECD, as well as exceptionally high child suicide rates, exist in Aotearoa New Zealand today. More than a quarter of children... more...

  • From the Ground Upby Stephen Kosack; Courtney Tolmie; Charles C. Griffin

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation publication This book is based on a simple concept: no one is in a better position to hold a government accountable than those it governs. When governments fail to meet the needs of their citizens, the international community often turns to large external organizations... more...

  • Building the Green Economyby Kevin Danaher; Shannon Biggs; Jason Mark

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 23.95

    After centuries of economic activity based on extraction, exploitation, and depletion, we now face undeniable environmental threats. New business models that save or restore natural resources are critical. But how can we translate that insight into more sustainable practices? Building the Green Economy shows how community groups, families, and... more...

  • Red Highwaysby Rose Aguilar

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 21.95

    Tired of speaking to like-minded people, San Francisco blogger and radio journalist Rose Aguilar quit her job, bought a Toyota van, picked up her boyfriend, and took off on a six-month road trip through southern and mountain states. There she interviewed a wide array of people who rarely, if ever, appear in the national media. They include a former... more...

  • The Visible Poorby Joel Blau

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 34.99

    Taking an in-depth look at the causes of homelessness in the United States, Joel Blau disproves the convenient myths that most homeless are crazy, drug addicts, or lazy misfits who brought their suffering upon themselves. He shows that the current crisis was an inevitable result of economic and political changes in recent decades, systematically reviewing... more...

  • Surviving Povertyby Joan Maya Mazelis

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 23.80

    Surviving Poverty carefully examines the experiences of people living below the poverty level, looking in particular at the tension between social isolation and social ties among the poor. Joan Maya Mazelis draws on in-depth interviews with poor people in Philadelphia to explore how they survive and the benefits they gain by being connected to one... more...