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A Wholesome Horror

Poor Houses in Nova Scotia

by Brenda Thompson

<p>Brenda Thompson’s poignant treatise on the treatment of the poor in Nova Scotia and the evolution of private and government-subsidized poor houses. None of these 32 buildings remain. This is a very important book that makes us pause and ask ...

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A world without money ... we really need it

by Aldo Salvatore Coraggio

<p>For future generations, our commitment today must be to radically change. This book points the way, in my opinion the only viable.</p> ...

ISBN: 9786050364958

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Abandoned Families

Social Isolation in the Twenty-First Century

by Kristin S. Seefeldt & Kristin Seefeldt

<p>Education, employment, and home ownership have long been considered stepping stones to the middle class. But in <em>Abandoned Families</em>, social policy expert Kristin Seefeldt shows how many working families have access only to a separate ...

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Activating the Unemployed

A Comparative Appraisal of Work-Oriented Policies

by Neil Gilbert & Rebecca A. Van Voorhis

<p>The last decade has witnessed a conspicuous alteration in policies protecting unemployed people in modern welfare states. Social policies are increasingly designed to encourage economic independence. Policy makers have introduced a wide range

ISBN: 9781351320382

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The Homeless in America

by James Wright

<p>Describes the nature of homelessness, its multiple causes, and its demographic, economic, sociological, and social policy antecedents. Finding the origins of the problem to be social and political rather than economic, Wright (human ...

ISBN: 9781351533911

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Another Way Forward

Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico

by Dede Feldman

<p><em><strong>Another Way Forward: Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico</strong></em> offers hope to anyone discouraged by the nation’s inability to tackle problems like poverty and health care. Award-winning author and former Senator Dede ...

ISBN: 9780999586419

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Beside One's Self: Homelessness Felt and Lived

by Robinson, Catherine

What is it to feel homeless? How does it feel to be without the orienting geography of home? Going beyond homelessness as a housing issue, this book uniquely explores the embodied, emotional experiences of homelessness. In doing so, Robinson ...

ISBN: 9780815651352

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Better Must Come

Exiting Homelessness in Two Global Cities

by Matthew D. Marr

<p>In <em>Better Must Come</em>, Matthew D. Marr reveals how social contexts at various levels combine and interact to shape the experiences of transitional housing program users in two of the most prosperous cities of the global economy, Los ...

ISBN: 9780801455537

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Blacks and Poverty

by Raymond L. Chukwu

<p>This book delivers the hard-hitting evidence to explain why blacks disproportionately suffer from limited access to technology, poor health, and inadequate professional health care treatment in the United States and throughout the world. ...

ISBN: 9781524602642

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Blaming the Poor

The Long Shadow of the Moynihan Report on Cruel Images about Poverty

by Susan D. Greenbaum

<p>In 1965, the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan—then a high-ranking official in the Department of Labor—sparked a firestorm when he released his report “The Negro Family,” which came to be regarded by both supporters and detractors as an ...

ISBN: 9780813574158

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Blaming the Victim: How Global Journalism Fails Those in Poverty

by Lugo-Ocando, Jairo

An analysis of how poverty is misrepresented in mainstream media, and a look at what really lies behind these narratives. ...

ISBN: 9781783712267

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Braving the Street: The Anthropology of Homelessness

by Glasser, Irene

<p> As homelessness continues to plague North America and also becomes more widespread in Europe, anthropologists turn their attention to solving the puzzle of why people in some of the most advanced technological societies in the world are ...

ISBN: 9781782381570

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Callous Objects

Designs against the Homeless

by Robert Rosenberger

<p><strong>Uncovering injustices built into our everyday surroundings</strong></p> <p><em>Callous Objects</em> unearths cases in which cities push homeless people out of public spaces through a combination of policy and strategic design. Robert

ISBN: 9781452956879

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Car Living When There's No Other Choice: Tips & Strategies for Survival & Safety

by Veronica Harnish

<p>Could you survive in your car if you had no other place to live? This book shows you how.</p><p>Based on the author&apos;s own car dwelling experience and extensive research, Car Living When There&apos;s No Other Choice: Tips & Strategies for

ISBN: 9781370162055

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Catching a Case

Inequality and Fear in New York City's Child Welfare System

by Tina Lee

<p>Influenced by news reports of young children brutalized by their parents, most of us see the role of child services as the prevention of severe physical abuse. But as Tina Lee shows in <em>Catching a Case</em>, most child welfare cases ...

ISBN: 9780813576152

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Child Poverty and Inequality

Securing a Better Future for America's Children

by Duncan Lindsey

<p>One of the United States great promises is that all children will be given the opportunity to work to achieve a comfortable standard of living. That promise has faded profoundly for children who grow up in poverty, particularly black and ...

ISBN: 9780190294120

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Childhoods

Growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand

by Nancy Higgins & Claire Freeman

<div>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

ISBN: 9781927322215

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Childhoods: Growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand

by Higgins, Nancy

<div>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

ISBN: 9781927322512

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Children of the Great Recession

by Sara S. McLanahan, Christopher Wimer & Irwin Garfinkel

<p>Many working families continue to struggle in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the deepest and longest economic downturn since the Great Depression. In <em>Children of the Great Recession</em>, a group of leading scholars draw from a ...

ISBN: 9781610448598

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Children of the Sun

The bestselling investigation into the slums of postwar Naples

by Morris West

<p>Though eight years old, his body is so small, his face so pinched, you would take him for five or six.</p> <p>Antonino is an abandoned child struggling for survival in the dark alleys of Naples. He is one of thousands whose waking hours are ...

ISBN: 9781760638290

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