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Description - The War Against The Poor by Herbert J. Gans

In his withering dissection of the origins and misuse of the term underclass to stereotype and stigmatize the poor, Herbert J. Gans shows how this ubiquitous label has relegated a wide variety of peoplewelfare recipients, the working poor, teenage mothers, drug addicts, the homeless, and othersto a single condemned class, feared and despised by the rest of society. Probing the deep psychological, social, and political reasons why Americans seek to indict millions of poor citizens as undeserving, Gans calls for a cease-fire in the undeclared war against the poor. He concludes with a set of innovative, job-centered policy proposals and a multifaceted educational plan to stop the endless flow of new recruits into Americas untouchable caste.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465019915
ISBN-10: 0465019919
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Basic Books
Publish Date: 28-Jun-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Herbert J. Gans

Herbert J. Gans, author of Levittowners and The Urban Villagers, is professor of sociology at Columbia University and the former president of the American Sociological Association.

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