The Web of Poverty / Edition 1

The Web of Poverty / Edition 1

by Terry S Trepper, Anne Marie Ambert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789002329

ISBN-13: 9780789002327

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The most interdisciplinary, integrated text on poverty, The Web of Poverty: Psychosocial Perspectives gives you a full understanding of poverty and its consequences, equipping you to affect social change. This unique book examines the social and personal causes of poverty, focusing on the consequences of poverty at the neighborhood and school levels and on…  See more details below

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The most interdisciplinary, integrated text on poverty, The Web of Poverty: Psychosocial Perspectives gives you a full understanding of poverty and its consequences, equipping you to affect social change. This unique book examines the social and personal causes of poverty, focusing on the consequences of poverty at the neighborhood and school levels and on families, children, and youth. Ethnic and racial minorities are considered throughout the text, and a chapter is devoted to the interface of poverty, segregation, and discrimination.

The Web of Poverty helps you clearly see the effects of poverty by considering the cultural and social contexts of victims’lives. In doing so, it fills a gap in the literature caused by books that overlook personal issues and data related to individual experiences. Chapters address contentious and sensitive issues within a critical psychosocial perspective that informs concepts such as the subculture of poverty, social pathologies, and the “overclass.” Many of the topics and perspectives you'll explore in its pages are rarely considered together in one volume. Specifically, you'll read about:

  • the plight of impoverished mothers and their children
  • a comparison of the poverty of disadvantaged African Americans and poor white Americans
  • health disadvantages of the poor
  • the effects of poverty on school systems and the quality of education students receive
  • the factors of age, race, and ethnicity that can lead to poverty
  • a refutation of the notion of genetic inferiority of the poor

    Poverty is often the cause of other social ills such as delinquency, which can destroy the social fabric of neighborhoods and limit opportunities to escape impoverished situations. The Web of Poverty will help you accurately see poverty as part of this “big picture.” It contains material from the fields of sociology, developmental psychology, family studies, economics, delinquency, ethnic studies, health, and behavior genetics. This amalgamation gives you a thorough psychosocial perspective.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789002327
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Ch. 1Poverty in the United States and Canada7
Ch. 2Systemic Causes of Poverty23
Ch. 3Personal Causes of Poverty41
Ch. 4Urban Neighborhoods in Poverty57
Ch. 5Schools and Education in Poor Districts75
Ch. 6Disadvantaged Families91
Ch. 7Women, Children, and the Elderly109
Ch. 8Visible Minorities, Discrimination, and Segregation127
Ch. 9Health and Illness Differentials143
Ch. 10Poverty and Delinquency159
Ch. 11Poverty Undermines Genetic Potential175
Ch. 12Conclusions, Implications, and Critiques191
Glossary207
Reference Notes213
Bibliography227
Author Index281
Subject Index293

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