Books in category Social Science – Poverty & Homelessness

  • Inequality and Governance in the Metropolis

    Inequality and Governance in the Metropolis
    Jefferey M. Sellers, Marta Arretche, Daniel Kübler, Eran Razin

    This book undertakes the first systematic, multi-country investigation into how regimes of place equality, consisting of multilevel policies, institutions and governance at multiple scales, influence spatial inequality in metropolitan …

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Mind Shaped by Poverty

    A Mind Shaped by Poverty
    Regenia Rawlinson

    In the essential guide A Mind Shaped by Poverty: Ten Things Educators Should Know, educator Regenia Rawlinson shares a comprehensive look at how poverty affects academic success and what educators can do to solve the problem.

  • 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.

  • Empire of Scrounge

    Empire of Scrounge
    Jeff Ferrell

    The volume combines feminist reading strategies with sustained methodological inquiry.

  • The Street

    The Street
    Ann Petry

    THE STREET tells the poignant, often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s.

  • From Social Justice to Criminal Justice

    From Social Justice to Criminal Justice
    William C. Heffernan, John Kleinig

    This collection of original, interactive essays, written from a variety of ideological perspectives, explores some of the more troubling questions and ethical dilemmas inherent in this situation.

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