Poverty And Power

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Overview

Most Americans persist in believing that poverty results primarily from individual deficiencies: people are poor because they lack intelligence, determination, and skills. In opposition to this dominant, individualistic view, Poverty and Power proposes that American poverty is a structural problem, resulting from the failings of the political economy, not the failings of the poor. In Poverty and Power Edward Royce argues that the current poverty problem originates from changes in the larger economic, political and cultural landscape and from a corresponding shift in the balance of power that has worked to the advantage of business over labor.
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Editorial Reviews

Rick Eckstein
Poverty and Power is the single most comprehensive exploration of structural inequality I have ever read. Brilliantly conceived, clearly written, and exhaustively documented, Ed Royce has produced a book that systematically excoriates our prevailing belief that poverty and inequality result from individuals' bad decisions or bad personal attributes. Poverty and Power will quickly become the "go to book" in undergraduate classes, graduate seminars, and (hopefully) policy debates.
October 2009 CHOICE
This book is remarkably well written. . . Recommended.
Ellen Reese Reese
Edward Royce’s Poverty and Power provides a comprehensive look at the reasons why poverty persists in the United States and why it is so often taken for granted by many Americans. Royce's compelling argument identifies the cause of poverty as rooted in inequalities in power and politics and shows the inadequacies of individualistic, cultural, and human capital theories of poverty.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742564442
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 1,204,768
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Royce is associate professor of sociology at Rollins College.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Chapter One: Poverty as a Social Problem Chapter 2 Part One: Individualistic Theories of Poverty and Inequality Chapter 3 Chapter Two: The Biogenetic Theory of Poverty and Inequality Chapter 4 Chapter Three: The Cultural Theory of Poverty and Inequality Chapter 5 Chapter Four: The Human Capital Theory of Poverty and Inequality Chapter 6 Part Two: A Structural Perspective on Poverty — Four Systems Chapter 7 Chapter Five: The Economic System and Poverty Chapter 8 Chapter Six: The Political System and Poverty Chapter 9 Chapter Seven: The Cultural System and Poverty Chapter 10 Chapter Eight The Social System and Poverty Chapter 11 Part Three: A Structural Perspective on Poverty — Ten Obstacles Chapter 12 Chapter Nine: Structural Obstacles and the Persistence of Poverty Chapter 13 Chapter Ten: Structural Obstacles and the Persistence of Poverty Chapter 14 Chapter Eleven: Conclusion
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