Praxis for the Poor: Piven and Cloward and the Future of Social Science in Social Welfare / Edition 1

Praxis for the Poor: Piven and Cloward and the Future of Social Science in Social Welfare / Edition 1

by Sanford F. Schram, Robert McChesney
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814798187

ISBN-13: 9780814798188

Pub. Date: 11/01/2002

Publisher: New York University Press

Praxis for the Poor puts the relationship of politics to scholarship front and center through an examination of the work of Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward. Piven and Cloward proved that social science could inform social-policy politics in ways that helped energize a movement. Praxis for the Poor offers a critical reflection on their work and

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Praxis for the Poor puts the relationship of politics to scholarship front and center through an examination of the work of Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward. Piven and Cloward proved that social science could inform social-policy politics in ways that helped energize a movement. Praxis for the Poor offers a critical reflection on their work and builds upon it, demonstrating how a more politically-engaged scholarship can contribute to the struggle for social justice.

Necessary reading for political scientists, sociologists, social workers, social welfare activists, policy-makers, and anyone concerned with the plight of the poor and oppressed, Praxis for the Poor shows how social science can play a role in building a better future for social welfare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814798188
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
I The Theory of Practice
1 What Accessibility Can’t Do: The Politics of Welfare Scholarship
2 The Future of the Past: Jane Addams and the Social Work of Politics
3 Radical Incrementalism Personified: The Piven and Cloward Legacy
4 Which Side Are You On?
Rethinking Research and Advocacy in Social Welfare
II The Practice of Theory
5 The Old Is New: The Racial Basis of Welfare Reform
6 Putting a Black Face on Welfare: The Good and the Bad
7 Success Stories: Welfare Reform, Policy Discourse, and the Politics of Research, by Sanford F. Schram and Joe Soss
8 Compliant Subjects for a New World Order: Globalization and the Behavior Modification Regime of Welfare Reform
Appendix: Sources and Measures for Data in Chapter 5
Notes
Index
About the Author

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