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Ghettos, tramps, and welfare queens : down and out on the silver screen

Author: Stephen Pimpare
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens explores how American movies have portrayed poor and homeless people from the silent era to today. It provides a novel kind of guide to social policy, considering how ideas about poor and homeless people have been reflected in popular culture and evaluating those images against the historical and contemporary reality. Richly illustrated and examining nearly 300 American-made films  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pimpare, Stephen author.
Ghettoes, tramps, and welfare queens.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017010956
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Pimpare
ISBN: 9780190660727 0190660724 9780190660734 0190660732
OCLC Number: 967202647
Description: xxxi, 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: In the ghetto : poor places and the people in them. The evils of the city ; Modern gangs and ghetto gurls ; The urban hellscape ; Social workers and charity reformers ; Welfare queens ; Teachers to the rescue ; The architecture of poverty ; Escaping the city : rural poverty --
Part II: On the street, on the road : poor out of doors. The first tramp ; The last free tramp and the hobo played for laughs ; Impostor tramps ; Forgotten men ; The depression through the eyes of a clever child ; The modern tramp : villains ; The modern tramp : victors ; The modern tramp : victims ; Women and children last --
Conclusion: The propertied gaze --
Key U.S. films discussed, 1902-2015.
Responsibility: Stephen Pimpare.

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Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens explores how American movies have portrayed poor and homeless people from the silent era to today. It provides a novel kind of guide to social policy, considering how ideas about poor and homeless people have been reflected in popular culture and evaluating those images against the historical and contemporary reality. Richly illustrated and examining nearly 300 American-made films released between 1902 and 2015 -- everything from The Reformers to Sidewalks of New York, My Fair Lady to Precious -- this text finds and describes representations of poor and homeless people and the places they have inhabited throughout the century-long history of U.S. cinema. It moves beyond the merely descriptive to examine whether cinematic representations of homelessness and poverty changed over time, and if there are patterns to be discerned. Ultimately, the book offers a preliminary response to a handful of harder questions about causation and consequence: Why are these portrayals as they are? Where do they come from? Are they a reflection of American attitudes and policies toward marginalized populations, or do they help create them? What does this all mean for politics and policymaking? Of interest to movie buffs and film scholars, cultural critics and historians, policy analysts, and those curious to know more about homelessness and American poverty, Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens is a unique window into American politics, history, policy, and culture. It is an entertaining and enlightening journey. -- Inside jacket flap.

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"While Pimpare has won awards for his previous work and is well-regarded within his fields, this book should be his breakout volume. Exceptional." --Joel Blau, DSW, MSW, Professor of Social Policy; Read more...

 
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