Poverty And Power

Poverty And Power

by Edward Royce
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742564444

ISBN-13: 9780742564442

Pub. Date: 09/01/2008

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742564442
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
452,502
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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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