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America's shame : women and children in shelter and the degradation of family roles

Author: Barbara A Arrighi
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997.
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This critique of the American welfare system analyses the structural factors of poverty and the social-psychological costs of being poor and lacking a home. It includes interview findings from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Arrighi, Barbara A.
America's shame.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997
(OCoLC)644077386
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara A Arrighi
ISBN: 0275957322 9780275957322
OCLC Number: 35796502
Description: xvii, 138 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. I. Descent to shelter : systemic factors leading to shelter. 1. How a diverse population grew while housing decreased --
2. Family values and other myths and realities about families --
pt. II. The social psychological experience of poverty and shelter life. 3. Shelter life and women's self-concept --
4. Shelter life and its effects on children's development --
pt. III. Solutions : some old, some new. 5. A solution for shrinking funds : mandated community collaboration --
6. Consciousness raising : an old solution with a new twist --
7. Recommendations --
Epilogue : connecting private troubles with public issues : a little sociological imagination would help.
Responsibility: Barbara A. Arrighi.

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?In general, Arrighi has written a valuable book with sound observations on welfare and poverty. Her recommendations for changes in public policy are equally valuable.?-Social Work With Groups

 
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