Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens: Down and Out on the Silver Screen

Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens: Down and Out on the Silver Screen

by Stephen Pimpare


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190660727
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/22/2017
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Stephen Pimpare, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in American Politics and Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of two previous books, A People's History of Poverty in America (2008), winner of the Michael Harrington Award from the American Political Science Association, and The New Victorians: Poverty, Politics & Propaganda in Two Gilded Ages (2004). After thirty years in New York City, he now lives in rural New Hampshire with his husband, two goats, two pigs, twelve chickens, and six turkeys.

Table of Contents


Part I. In the Ghetto: Poor Places and the People in Them
1. Evils of the City: Poverty and Crime
2. Modern Gangs and Ghetto Gurls
3. The Urban Hellscape
4. Social Workers and Charity Reformers
5. Welfare Queens
6. Teachers to the Rescue
7. The Architecture of Poverty
8. Escaping the City: Rural Poverty

Part II. On the Street, On the Road: Poor Out of Doors
9. The First Tramp
10. The Last Free Tramp and the Hobo Played for Laughs
11. Impostor Tramps
12. Forgotten Men
13. The Depression Through the Eyes of the Clever Child
14. The Modern Tramp: Villain
15. The Modern Tramp: Victor
16. The Modern Tramp: Victim
17. Women and Children Last

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