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The Resource The undeserving poor : America's enduring confrontation with poverty, by Michael B. Katz

The undeserving poor : America's enduring confrontation with poverty, by Michael B. Katz

Label
The undeserving poor : America's enduring confrontation with poverty
Title
The undeserving poor
Title remainder
America's enduring confrontation with poverty
Statement of responsibility
by Michael B. Katz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: First published in 1989, The Undeserving Poor was a critically acclaimed and enormously influential account of America's enduring debate about poverty. Taking stock of the last quarter century, Michael B. Katz's new edition of this classic is virtually a new book. As the first did, it will force all concerned Americans to reconsider the foundations of our policies toward the poor, especially in the wake of the Great Recession that began in 2008. Katz highlights how throughout American history, the poor have been regarded as undeserving: people who do not deserve sympathy because they brought their poverty on themselves, either through laziness and immorality, or because they are culturally or mentally deficient. This long-dominant view sees poverty as a personal failure, serving to justify America's mean-spirited treatment of the poor. Katz reminds us, however, that there are other explanations of poverty besides personal failure. Poverty has been written about as a problem of place, of resources, of political economy, of power, and of market failure. Katz looks at each idea in turn, showing how they suggest more effective approaches to our struggle against poverty. The Second Edition includes important new material. It now sheds light on the revival of the idea of culture in poverty research; the rehabilitation of Daniel Patrick Moynihan; the resurgent role of biology in discussions of the causes of poverty, such as in The Bell Curve; and the human rights movement's intensified focus on alleviating world poverty. It emphasizes the successes of the War on Poverty and Great Society, especially at the grassroots level. It is also the first book to chart the rise and fall of the "underclass" as a concept driving public policy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Katz, Michael B.
Dewey number
362.5/80973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
K28 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • Discrimination
  • Economic assistance, Domestic
  • Discrimination
  • Economic assistance, Domestic
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • United States
  • Armut
  • Diskriminierung
  • USA
  • Pauvres
  • Pauvreté
  • Discrimination
  • Aide sociale
Label
The undeserving poor : America's enduring confrontation with poverty, by Michael B. Katz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The undeserving poor: morals, culture and biology
  • Poverty and the politics of liberation
  • Intellectual foundations of the war on poverty and great society
  • Interpretations of poverty in the conservative ascendance
  • The rise and fall of the "underclass"
  • Epilogue : what kind of a problem is poverty?
Control code
ocn830206059
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780199933952
Lccn
2013007311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40022924426
  • 40022931608
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199933952
  • (OCoLC)830206059
Label
The undeserving poor : America's enduring confrontation with poverty, by Michael B. Katz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The undeserving poor: morals, culture and biology
  • Poverty and the politics of liberation
  • Intellectual foundations of the war on poverty and great society
  • Interpretations of poverty in the conservative ascendance
  • The rise and fall of the "underclass"
  • Epilogue : what kind of a problem is poverty?
Control code
ocn830206059
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xiii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780199933952
Lccn
2013007311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40022924426
  • 40022931608
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199933952
  • (OCoLC)830206059

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