Ordinary Poverty: A Little Food and Cold Storage / Edition 1

Ordinary Poverty: A Little Food and Cold Storage / Edition 1

by William Difazio
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592134580

ISBN-13: 9781592134588

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Temple University Press

At St. John's Bread and Life, a soup kitchen in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, more than a thousand people line up for breakfast and lunch five days a week. During the twelve-year era of welfare reform, William DiFazio observed the daily lives of poor people at St. John's and throughout New York City.

In this trenchant and groundbreaking work, DiFazio

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Overview

At St. John's Bread and Life, a soup kitchen in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, more than a thousand people line up for breakfast and lunch five days a week. During the twelve-year era of welfare reform, William DiFazio observed the daily lives of poor people at St. John's and throughout New York City.

In this trenchant and groundbreaking work, DiFazio presents the results of welfare reform—from ending entitlements to diminished welfare benefits—through the eyes and voices of those who were most directly affected by it. Ordinary Poverty concludes with a program to guarantee universal rights to a living wage as a crucial way to end poverty. Ultimately, DiFazio articulates the form a true poor people's movement would take—one that would link the interests of all social movements with the interests of ending poverty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592134588
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Labor in Crisis Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,034,982
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : ordinary poverty1
2Soup kitchen blues : 1988-199328
3Beggars can't be choosers : 1993-200069
4The dialectic of sister Bernadette : the limits of advocacy109
5Forgetting poverty : a seder for everyone148
6Conclusion : making poverty extraordinary177

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