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The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States

Edited by: Stephen Nathan Haymes , María Vidal de Haymes , Reuben Jonathan Miller

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415673440
eBook ISBN: 9781315755519
Adobe ISBN: 9781317627401

10.4324/9781315755519
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In the United States, the causes and even the meanings of poverty are disconnected from the causes and meanings of global poverty. The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States provides an authoritative overview of the relationship of poverty with the rise of neoliberal capitalism in the context of globalization.

Reorienting its national economy towards a global logic, US domestic policies have promoted a market-based strategy of economic development and growth as the obvious solution to alleviating poverty, affecting approaches to the problem discursively, politically, economically, culturally and experientially. However, the handbook explores how rather than alleviating poverty, it has instead exacerbated poverty and pre-existing inequalities – privatizing the services of social welfare and educational institutions, transforming the state from a benevolent to a punitive state, and criminalizing poor women, racial and ethnic minorities, and immigrants.

Key issues examined by the international selection of leading scholars in this volume include: income distribution, employment, health, hunger, housing and urbanization. With parts focusing on the lived experience of the poor, social justice and human rights frameworks – as opposed to welfare rights models – and the role of helping professions such as social work, health and education, this comprehensive handbook is a vital reference for anyone working with those in poverty, whether directly or at a macro level.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Beyond Coincidence Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Discursive Axis of Neoliberalism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Deindustrialized Small Cities and Poverty Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Transnational Factors Driving U.S. Inequality and Poverty Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Globalization and the Trends in Inequality of Poverty in the United States in the Last Decade Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The House Always Wins Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Predatory Financial Services Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Consumer Credits as a Quasi-Welfare System for Failed Neoliberals’ Trickledown Policies Between the 1980s and 2000s Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Problematic Conceptualizations and Constructions of Poverty Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Neoliberal Economics and Undergraduate Poverty Education Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Importance of Context to the Social Processes Around Material Hardship Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Welfare Dependency and Poverty Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Babies as Barriers Download PDF
Chapter  14:  We are the 99 Percent Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Neoliberalism and African Americans in Higher Education Download PDF
Chapter  16:  How Neoliberalism Subverts Equality and Perpetuates Poverty in Our Nation’s Schools Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Invisible Students and the Issues of Online Education Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Poverty Reduction through Education Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Students that Lag or a System that Fails? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The New Two-Tiered Education System in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Neoliberal Globalization Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Anti-Poverty Policies and the Structure of Inequality Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Mixed-Income Communities and Poverty Amelioration Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Countering Urban Poverty Concentration in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Privatizing the Housing Safety Net Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Poverty De-Concentration Priorities in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Allocation Policy Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Neo-Liberalism and Private Emergency Food Networks Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Examining Food Security Among Children in Households Participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The Influence of a Neoliberal World View on Health Care Policy Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Managing the Neoliberal City Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Rise of Incarceration Among the Poor With Mental Illnesses Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Class, Crime, and Social Control in the Contemporary United States Download PDF
Chapter  34:  A People’s History of Legal Aid Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Surviving Gender-Based Violence in the Neoliberal Era Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Systemic and Symbolic Violence as Virtue Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The Paradox of Entrepreneurship as a Policy Tool for Economic Inclusion in Neoliberal Policy Environments Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Social Ties Among the Poor in a Neoliberal Capitalist Society Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Paths Into Homelessness Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Examining Racial–Ethnic and Gender Disparities in Poverty Among the Elderly Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Ableism, Poverty, and the Under-Celebrated Resistance Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Breaking the Silence Download PDF
Chapter  43:  The Effects of Neoliberal Capitalism on Immigration and Poverty Among Mexican Immigrants in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  44:  The Neoliberal Diet Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Grounding Grandma Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Poverty, Health, and Asian Non-Linearity Download PDF
Chapter  47:  The Poverty of “Poverty” Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Legitimizing and Resisting Neoliberalism in U.S. Community Development Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Too Legit to Quit Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Neoliberalism, State Projects, and Migrant Organizing Download PDF
Chapter  51:  From the Self to the Social Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Migrant Civil Society Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Creating a Sustainable Society Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Returning to the Collective Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Why we cannot all be Middle Class in America Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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