Poverty and Power

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Januar 2015



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 deficiencies-that poor people lack intelligence, determination, or skills-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.-economic, political, cultural, and structural-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, as well as 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.


Acknowledgments 1: Poverty as a Social Problem Part I: Individualistic Theories of Poverty and Inequality2: The Biogenetic Theory of Poverty and Inequality 3: The Cultural Theory of Poverty and Inequality 4: The Human Capital Theory of Poverty and Inequality Part II: A Structural Perspective on Poverty-Four Systems 5: The Economic System and Poverty 6: The Political System and Poverty 7: The Cultural System and Poverty 8: The Social System and Poverty Part III: A Structural Perspective on Poverty-Ten Obstacles 9: Structural Obstacles and the Persistence of Poverty (I) 10: Structural Obstacles and the Persistence of Poverty (II) 11: Conclusion Selected Bibliography Index About the Author

EAN: 9781442238091
Untertitel: The Problem of Structural Inequality. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2015
Seitenanzahl: 392 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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