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 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.

  • Empire of Scrounge

    Empire of Scrounge
    Jeff Ferrell

    The volume combines feminist reading strategies with sustained methodological inquiry.

  • La crisis puede esperar la vida no

    La crisis puede esperar, la vida no
    Manuel Medina

    La crisis puede esperar, la vida no es un homenaje a los grandes empresarios que han contribuido para que el país supere las dificultades, pero también un reconocimiento a los trabajadores anónimos que levantan el país cada mañana, que …

  • 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.

  • Sociological Work

    Sociological Work
    Howard Saul Becker

    The papers in this volume, including two important and previously unpublished essays on sociological method, represent most of Howard Beckers work of the past twenty years that has not appeared in book form.

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