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  • Evictedby Matthew Desmond

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 17.00

    WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION  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... more...

  • Hand to Mouthby Linda Tirado

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 6.99

    One of the Best 5 Books of 2014 — Esquire "I’ve been waiting for this book for a long time. Well, not this book, because I never imagined that the book I was waiting for would be so devastatingly smart and funny, so consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. In fact, I would like to have written it myself – if, that is, I had lived... more...

  • Life in a Victorian Workhouseby Peter Higginbotham

    Pavilion Books 2012; US$ 3.99

    The word 'workhouse' has a grim resonance even today, conjuring up a vision of the darker side of Victorian Britain. Almost every town had at least one workhouse, and most people dreaded ending up there. Here we examine how workhouses came into being, what life was like for men, women and children on the wrong side of the poverty line, and how social... more...

  • Fire in the Ashesby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

       In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace , and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into... more...

  • The Divideby Matt Taibbi; Molly Crabapple

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.15

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST,  NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWS 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.... more...

  • Life at the Bottomby Theodore Dalrymple

    Ivan R. Dee 2003; US$ 15.99

    Theodore Dalrymple argues that long-term poverty is caused not by economics but by a dysfunctional set of values, one that is continually reinforced by an elite culture searching for victims. more...

  • An Assault On Povertyby United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

    International Development Research Centre 1997; US$ 30.00

    In An Assault on Poverty, the Panel on Technology for Basic Needs of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development offers analyses of poverty eradication and the role of science and technology with respect to sustainable human development, technical and vocational education, health, and small-scale economic activities, among... more...

  • World Povertyby Geoffrey Gilbert

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    Part of a series designed to serve as introductory research resources for important world issues, this text by Gilbert (economics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) takes on the issue of global poverty and the organizations and programs attempting to deal with it. He provides a basic overview of issues, institutions, and terminology; explores the more...

  • Our Day to End Povertyby Shannon Daley-Harris; Jeffrey Keenan; Karen Speerstra

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2007; US$ 14.95

    Our Day to End Poverty invites us to look at the twenty-four hours in our very ordinary days and to begin to think about poverty in new and creative ways. The authors offer scores of simple actions anyone can take to help eradicate poverty. Each chapter takes a task we undertake during a typical day and relates it to what we can do to ease the world's... more...

  • Persistent Poverty in the Netherlandsby Floris Noordhoff

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 48.50

    Study on poverty and it's debate in the Netherlands. Floris Noordhoff intends to surpass the dichotomy between structuralist/individualist explanations of poverty and how poverty perpetuates itself over time. more...