The Resource Poverty knowledge : social science, social policy, and the poor in twentieth-century U.S. history, Alice O'Connor

Poverty knowledge : social science, social policy, and the poor in twentieth-century U.S. history, Alice O'Connor

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Poverty knowledge : social science, social policy, and the poor in twentieth-century U.S. history
Title
Poverty knowledge
Title remainder
social science, social policy, and the poor in twentieth-century U.S. history
Statement of responsibility
Alice O'Connor
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Progressive-era "poverty warriors" cast poverty in America as a problem of unemployment, low wages, labor exploitation, and political disfranchisement. In the 1990s, policy specialists made "dependency" the issue and crafted incentives to get people off welfare. Poverty Knowledge gives the first comprehensive historical account of the thinking behind these very different views of "the poverty problem," in a century-spanning inquiry into the politics, institutions, ideologies, and social science that shaped poverty research and policy. Alice O'Connor chronicles a transformation in the study of poverty, from a reform-minded inquiry into the political economy of industrial capitalism to a detached, highly technical analysis of the demographic and behavioral characteristics of the poor. Along the way, she uncovers the origins of several controversial concepts, including the "culture of poverty" and the "underclass." She shows how such notions emerged not only from trends within the social sciences, but from the central preoccupations of twentieth-century American liberalism: economic growth, the Cold War against communism, the changing fortunes of the welfare state, and the enduring racial divide
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.5/0973/0904
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
O33 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Politics and society in twentieth-century America
Label
Poverty knowledge : social science, social policy, and the poor in twentieth-century U.S. history, Alice O'Connor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins: poverty and social science in the era of progressive reform -- Poverty knowledge as cultural critique: the Great Depression -- From the Deep South to the dark ghetto: poverty knowledge, racial liberalism, and cultural "pathology" -- Giving birth to a "culture of poverty": poverty knowledge in postwar behavioral science, culture, and ideology -- Community action -- In the midst of plenty: the political economy of poverty in the affluent society -- Fighting poverty with knowledge: the Office of Economic Opportunity and the analytic revolution in government -- Poverty's culture wars -- The poverty research industry -- Dependency, the "underclass," and a new welfare "consensus": poverty knowledge for a post-liberal, postindustrial era -- The end of welfare and the case for a new poverty knowledge
Control code
ocm52137360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 373 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282087484
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/cttw301
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.b35175850
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)52137360
  • jstor1282087487

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