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War Against the Poor: The Underclass & Anti-Poverty Policy

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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 people—welfare recipients, the working poor, teenage mothers, drug addicts, the homeless, and others—to 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 America’s untouchable caste.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465019908
Subtitle:
The Underclass And Anti-poverty Policy
Author:
Gans, Herbert J
Author:
Gans, Herbert J.
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Public welfare
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
Economic assistance, domestic
Subject:
Services & Welfare
Series Volume:
SP 06-95
Publication Date:
19950809
Binding:
HC
Pages:
208

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