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New poverty : families in postmodern society

Author: David J Cheal
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
Series: Contributions in sociology, no. 115.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work describes the fall of individuals and countries who used to be affluent and dreamed their affluence would go on for ever. It turns the experience of this poverty into sociological theory  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cheal, David J.
New poverty.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996
(OCoLC)654516267
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Cheal
ISBN: 0313294445 9780313294440
OCLC Number: 33862334
Description: xviii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Families in Postmodernity --
2. Poverty and Progress --
3. Sorting Out the Poor --
4. Marriage and Its Aftermath --
5. The Birth of Poverty --
6. Family Work Systems --
7. Shallow Income Pools --
8. The Economic Life Course --
9. Shifting Entitlements --
10. The Postmodernization of Poverty.
Series Title: Contributions in sociology, no. 115.
Responsibility: David Cheal.

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"After characterizing modernizing theories of social change, Cheal concludes that postmodern disarray and despair best describe poverty and social security policies at the end of the 20th century. Read more...

 
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