Books in category Social Science – Poverty & Homelessness

  • Reclaiming Social Policy

    Reclaiming Social Policy
    Arjan de Haan

    This book re-evaluates the importance of social policies in shaping well-being and combating exclusion, and enhances understanding of how these policies are formed in a globalizing world.

  • Drugging the Poor

    Drugging the Poor
    Merrill Singer

    Drugging the Poor actively challenges the assumption that how things are is how they always have been or how they need to be.

  • The Governance of Energy in China

    The Governance of Energy in China
    P. Andrews-Speed

    This book analyses the nature of energy governance in China by combining ideas relating to transition management with institutionalist theories, which helps to identify factors which assist or constrain the country's path to a low-carbon …

  • The Political Economy of Microfinance

    The Political Economy of Microfinance
    Philip Mader

    This book raises fundamental concerns about this widely-celebrated tool for social development.

  • The Classic Slum

    The Classic Slum
    Robert Roberts

    A study which combines personal reminiscences with careful historical research, the myth of the 'good old days' is summarily dispensed with; Robert Roberts describes the period of his childhood, when the main affect of poverty in Edwardian …

  • Dixie s Forgotten People

    Dixie’s Forgotten People
    Wayne Flynt

    Written 25 years ago, this book was one scholar's attempt to understand these people and their culture. For this new edition, Wayne Flynt has provided a new retrospective introduction and an up-to-date bibliography.

  • Blaming the Victim

    Blaming the Victim
    William Ryan

    Blaming the Victim was the first book to identify these truisms as part of the system of denial that even the best-intentioned Americans have constructed around the unpalatable realities of race and class.

  • Poverty Agency and Human Rights

    Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights
    Diana T. Meyers

    The book is divided into four parts. Part 1 considers the diverse meanings of poverty both from the standpoint of the poor and from that of the relatively well-off.

  • The Broken Fountain

    The Broken Fountain
    Thomas Belmonte

    In The Broken Fountain, he poignantly describes the experience of living alone in a strange urban environment and his interactions with the residents of Fontana del Re. This edition includes a foreword by Ida Susser and an afterword by …

  • Closing the Food Gap

    Closing the Food Gap
    Mark Winne

    The story, however, is not only about hunger in the land of plenty and the organized efforts to reduce it; it is also about doing that work against a backdrop of ever-growing American food affluence and gastronomical expectations.

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