Poverty and Power

Poverty and Power

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Poverty and Power asserts that American poverty is a structural problem resulting from failings in our social system rather than individual failings of the poor. Contrary to the popular belief that poverty results from individual deficienciesa€”that poor people lack intelligence, determination, or skillsa€”author Edward Royce introduces students to the very real structural issues that stack the balance of power in the United States. The book introduces four systems that contribute to inequality in the U.S.a€”economic, political, cultural, and structurala€”then discusses ten institutional problems that make life difficult for the poor and contribute to the persistence of poverty. Throughout the book, the author compares individualistic and structural approaches to poverty to assess strengths and limitations of each view. The second edition of this provocative book has been revised throughout with new statistical information, and analysis of the recent recession, the Obama presidency, increasing political polarization, the rise of the Tea Party and appearance of the Occupy Movement, new anti-poverty movements, and more.... Institute, December 2013), http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/412983- addressingdeep-poverty.pdf (accessed June ... February 2007), http://www. chicagofed.org/publications/workingpapers/wp2005_12.pdf (accessed December 30, 2007).

Title:Poverty and Power
Author:Edward Royce
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2015-01-21


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