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Social Exclusion and the Remaking of Social Networks

by Robert Strathdee

<p>How do young people make effective transitions into work? This question has occupied the minds of parents and young people, and also researchers and policy makers, as they face up to challenges presented by globalization and technological ...

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Society and Knowledge: Contemporary Perspectives in the Sociology of Knowledge and Science

by Stehr, Nico

These fourteen essays cover fundamental issues, theoretical perspectives, knowledge and power, and empirical studies. Eight of the fourteen contributions were part of the first edition of Society and Knowledge, and most of these have been ...

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Standing with the Vulnerable

A Curriculum for Transforming Lives and Communities

by Gil Odendaal

<p>The world has needs. Children are orphaned, refugees are displaced and families are devastated by natural disasters. But God is greater than those needs, and he works through his people to accomplish healing and transformation. God calls us ...

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Stillness And Echoes

by Richard William Kirkpatrick-Thorne

Finality... ... It is the last dip that gets all toes wet, though throats stay parched long after the shadows fade. And if by some odd chance you look down upon memory and it remembers starlit nights under your watchful eye, perhaps fate may ...

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Storming Caesars Palace

How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty

by Annelise Orleck

<p><strong>The inspirational and little-known story of welfare mothers in Las Vegas, America's Sin City, who crafted an original response to poverty-from the ground up</strong><br /> In <em>Storming Caesars Palace,</em> historian Annelise ...

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Summary and Analysis of The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the MIddle Class

Based on the Book by Edward Conrad

by Worth Books

<p>Summary and Analysis of <em>The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class</em> Based on the Book by Edward Conard<br />  <br /> <strong>So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of <em>The Upside of ...

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Surviving Poverty

Creating Sustainable Ties among the Poor

by Joan Maya Mazelis

<p><strong>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.</strong></p> <p>Joan Maya Mazelis draws on ...

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Tackling Crime and Policing in the Ghetto with Goodwillism

Leave the Rat Race to the Rats, #2

by Michael Irving Phillips

<p data-version='1.1'>The greed and the ruthlessness of the rat race serve as a catalyst for crime. Crime is a major factor for the misery of ghetto life. Ghetto residents live in fear of criminals. They live in fear of gangs. They live in fear ...

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Two Years in the Mississippi Delta

by Michael Copperman

<p>When Michael Copperman left Stanford University for the Mississippi Delta in 2002, he imagined he would lift underprivileged children from the narrow horizons of rural poverty. Well-meaning but naïve, the Asian American from the West Coast ...

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The Ailing India

by Colonel Y Udaya Chandar

Congratulations. By around 2025 India will be the most populous country in the world surpassing China. But unfortunately, India is afflicted with some of the worst circumstances a country can face like a large number of farmers committing ...

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The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa

by Alexandre Marc, Neelam Verjee & Stephen Mogaka

Since independence, the West African sub-region has been an arena for a number of large-scale conflicts and civil wars, as well as simmering and low-intensity uprisings. Contrary to perceptions, West Africa in its post-independence history has ...

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The Craft of Criminology: Selected Papers

by Hirschi, Travis

Travis Hirschi is one of the most cited criminologists of the twentieth century, yet it is remarkable how little is known about his life and career. He has challenged popular theories in criminal career research as well as the need for ...

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The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina

Stories from Our Invisible Citizens

by Gene R. Nichol

<p>These are the faces of poverty in North Carolina: scores of homeless men, women, and children take refuge in makeshift camps, barely hidden in the woods near some of our most affluent neighborhoods. Hundreds wait in lines hours long to ...

ISBN: 9781469646534

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The Great Society and the War on Poverty: An Economic Legacy in Essays and Documents

by John R. Burch Jr.

<p>With the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson inherited from the Kennedy administration many of the pieces of what became the War on Poverty. In stark contrast to today, Johnson was aided by a U.S. Congress that was ...

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The Jonathan Effect

Helping Kids and Schools Win the Battle Against Poverty

by Mike Tenbusch

America may be called the "land of opportunity," but countless kids and teens are struggling like young Davids in the urban wilderness, attempting to fight the giant of poverty under insurmountable odds. What could make a difference? The ...

ISBN: 9780830881017

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The Millipede Effect

My Quest to Understand and Help the Homeless, Stranded and Down and Out

by Rodney D. Brooks

<p>Government, civic organizations, and religion (the church) all play a major part in finding ways to help the plight of the homeless. This is displayed on a daily basis by so many who are constantly doing their part through service, financial ...

ISBN: 9781524657765

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The New Faces of American Poverty: A Reference Guide to the Great Recession [2 volumes]

A Reference Guide to the Great Recession

by Lindsey K. Hanson & Timothy J. Essenburg

<p>A timely examination of the effects of the Great Recession on Americans and the resulting federal reforms to healthcare, employment, and housing policies as a means to alleviate poverty.</p> <p>• Offers a detailed analysis of the impact of ...

ISBN: 9781610691826

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The News Untold

Community Journalism and the Failure to Confront Poverty in Appalachia

by Michael Clay Carey

<p><em>The News Untold</em> offers an important new perspective on media narratives about poverty in Appalachia. It focuses on how small-town reporters and editors in some of the region’s poorest communities decide what aspects of poverty are ...

ISBN: 9781943665983

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The Poem Electric

Technology and the American Lyric

by Seth Perlow

<p><strong>An enlightening examination of the relationship between poetry and the information technologies increasingly used to read and write it</strong></p> <p>Many poets and their readers believe poetry helps us escape straightforward, ...

ISBN: 9781452958675

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The Poverty and Education Reader

A Call for Equity in Many Voices

by Paul C. Gorski & Julie Landsman

Through a rich mix of essays, memoirs, and poetry, the contributors to <i>The Poverty and Education Reader</i> bring to the fore the schooling experiences of poor and working class students, highlighting the resiliency, creativity, and ...

ISBN: 9781579228613

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