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The 51st state : a look at resistant poverty

Author: T N MohanJulia SartorioBetina GoldmanCristina Brandner GarciaMichael HarrisAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2007.
Series: Poverty in America, pt. 2.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While poverty has traditionally been a problem only for the unemployed, a new demographic of Americans has emerged--the working poor. This program explores the disturbing realities that many people in low-wage jobs face every day--such as having to decide whether to pay the rent, buy groceries, or see a doctor. Viewers will learn how standards of living are often measured, how suburban areas have fostered a  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: T N Mohan; Julia Sartorio; Betina Goldman; Cristina Brandner Garcia; Michael Harris; Lathika International Film & Entertainment.; Samford University.; Media Show (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
ISBN: 9781421389998 1421389991
OCLC Number: 269314553
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Credits: Editors, Julia Sartorio and Mark Drum ; camera, Aaron Gallup et al. ; sound, Marc Ward ; music, Donna Maria Thomas and Gene Michael.
Performer(s): Narrator, Michael Harris.
Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: I am working, working, working, yet poor --
What is the poverty line? --
Beyond the core: suburban poverty --
Classes of the working poor --
Heck no! I ain't poor!
Series Title: Poverty in America, pt. 2.
Other Titles: I am working, working, working, yet poor : a look at resistant poverty
Responsibility: a Media Show production presented by Lathika International Film & Entertainment, Samford Media Group, Howard College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, Samford University, Bolero Films, Maverick Films ; screenplay, T.N. Mohan and Julia Sartorio ; producers, Julia Sartorio, Betina Goldman, T.N. Mohan, and Cristina Brandner Garcia ; director, T.N. Mohan.

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"While poverty has traditionally been a problem only for the unemployed, a new demographic of Americans has emerged--the working poor. This program explores the disturbing realities that many people in low-wage jobs face every day--such as having to decide whether to pay the rent, buy groceries, or see a doctor. Viewers will learn how standards of living are often measured, how suburban areas have fostered a particular type of economic hardship, and how welfare-to-work programs have, at times, led to more resistant poverty. The film also draws connections between America's immigration challenges and the swelling numbers of working poor."--Container notes."--DVD case.

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