Experiencing Poverty: Voices from the Bottom 2nd Edition

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Pearson #ad - What theory of causation best explains poverty. How the poor are treated by individuals and organizations in the community. How the poor manage day-to-day. What keeps the poor poor. The best solutions for ending poverty. The consequences of the welfare-to-work federal legislation. This collection of readings provides the voice, the presence, and the perspective of the poor who live on the margins and are generally invisible to the middle and upper classes.

The goals of this reader are twofold: 1 to bring the realities of the lives of the impoverished as close to the reader as possible 2 to get the reader to listen carefully to these voices of the poor in order to enhance their understanding of: How the poor became poor.

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Poverty in America: A Handbook

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University of California Press #ad - The united states is among the most affluent nations in the world and has its largest economy; nevertheless, it has more poverty than most countries with similar standards of living. In doing so this book provides the most recent information available on patterns and trends in poverty and engages in an open and accessible manner in current critical debates.

University of California Press. Growing income inequality and the Great Recession have made the problem worse. In this thoroughly revised edition of poverty in america, iceland takes a new look at this issue by examining why poverty remains pervasive, which groups are most likely to be poor, what it means to be poor in America today, the root causes of poverty, and the effects of policy on poverty.

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Understanding Human Differences: Multicultural Education for a Diverse America 4th Edition New 2013 Curriculum & Instruction Titles

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Pearson #ad - The conceptual framework of the book focuses on three areas: culture, the individual, and institutions. University of California Press. Readers are encouraged to examine individual concerns; understand the cultural/historical contexts; and explore such areas as racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, and ableism.

In understanding human differences, readers are introduced to sound research grounded in various behavioral and social sciences while featuring a stimulating inquiry approach to support reflection on issues of critical importance in multicultural education in today’s diverse society. Used book in Good Condition.

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Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By in America

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Picador #ad - She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job -- any job -- can be the ticket to a better life. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom.

She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you int to live indoors. Nickel and dimed reveals low-rent america in all its tenacity, fast food, and surprising generosity -- a land of Big Boxes, anxiety, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. You will never see anything -- from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal -- in quite the same way again.

Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By in America #ad - In 1998, barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. Best. University of California Press. Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. But how does anyone survive, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, let alone prosper, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered.

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The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives

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Bold Type Books #ad - Nation Books. Best. University of California Press. It is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and new working poor—the tens of millions of victims of a broken economy and an ever more dysfunctional political system. Used book in Good Condition. A new york times notable book of the yearfifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance.

Exploring everything from housing policy to wage protections and affordable higher education, Abramsky lays out a panoramic blueprint for a reinvigorated political process that, in turn, will pave the way for a renewed War on Poverty. It is, a moral outrage that in a country as wealthy as America, Harrington believed, so many people could be so poor.

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In many ways, for the majority of Americans, financial insecurity has become the new norm. The american way of Poverty shines a light on this travesty.

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Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy 8th Edition

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Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy 8th Edition #ad - It contrasts rational and political approaches to policy making, policy analysis, policy implementation, and policy evaluation. The enhanced Pearson eText features video links and embedded assessments. The enhanced pearson eText is: Engaging. Social welfare does more than describe the major social welfare policies and programs; it also tackles the conflict and controversies involved in the processes and outcomes of policy making.

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Asset Building & Community Development

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - Used book in Good Condition. With a focus on community outcomes, the authors illustrate how development controlled by community-based organizations provides a better match between assets and the needs of the community. Sage Publications Inc. A comprehensive approach focused on sustainable change   Asset Building and Community Development, Fourth Edition examines the promise and limits of community development by showing students and practitioners how asset-based developments can improve the sustainability and quality of life.

Authors gary paul green and anna haines provide an engaging, thought-provoking, and comprehensive approach to asset building by focusing on the role of different forms of community capital in the development process. Nation Books. University of California Press. Updated throughout, political, this edition explores how communities are building on their key assets―physical, human, financial, environmental, social, and cultural capital― to generate positive change.

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Regulating the Lives of Women

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Routledge #ad - Published upon the twentieth anniversary of "welfare reform, " Regulating the Lives of Women offers a timely reminder that public policy continues to punish poor women, especially single mothers-of-color for departing from prescribed wife and mother roles. Nation Books. Sage Publications Inc. The book will appeal to undergraduate, gender, and postgraduate students of social work, public policy, political science, sociology, history, graduate, and women, and black studies – as well as today’s researchers and activists.

Used book in Good Condition. Based on considerable new research, the strategies deployed since then to dismantle the welfare state, the preface to this third edition explains the rise of Neoliberal policies in the mid-1970s, and the impact of this sea change on women and the welfare state after 1996. The first two editions successfully exposed how myths and stereotypes built into welfare state rules and regulations define women as "deserving" or "undeserving" of aid depending on their race, gender, class, and marital status.

Regulating the Lives of Women #ad - University of California Press. Widely praised as an outstanding contribution to social welfare and feminist scholarship, Regulating the Lives of Women 1988, 1996 was one of the first books to apply a race and gender lens to the U. S. Welfare state. Best.

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Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment

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Utilizing case examples to highlight this intersection of theory, research, and life experiences, this book truly addresses human behavior in the social environment. Carla mueller, lindenwood University University of California Press. In the fifth edition of her acclaimed text, Elizabeth D. Sage Publications Inc.

Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment #ad - Order the books together with bundle ISBN: 978-1-4833-8097-1. The companion volume, dimensions of human Behavior: The Changing Life Course, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive examination of human behavior across all major developmental stages. Best. Thoroughly updated, the text weaves its hallmark case studies with the latest innovations in theory and research for a comprehensive and global perspective on human behavior.

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Groups: Process and Practice

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"So You Think I Drive a Cadillac?" Welfare Recipients' Perspectives on the System and Its Reform 3rd Edition

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Pearson #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Nation Books. They discuss the importance of a livable wage and health insurance in providing the needed security to leave welfare for good. Best. These qualitative interviews are theoretically grounded, and supplemented with up-to-date statewide and national data on welfare reform and its consequences.

They show us that the so-called welfare problem is related to the insecurity of low-tier work in the United States. Welfare recipients who were interviewed by the author in Florida and Oregon share their perspectives on work requirements, family caps, time limits, and other features of the new welfare reform TANF program.

Sage Publications Inc. The author says, “underneath the political rhetoric and welfare statistics are real live human beings who are trying to make sense out of their lives. Their voices provide a crucial counterpoint to the politicians and policy “experts” who have shaped the policy reform initiative.

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