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St. Francis and Lady Poverty

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis's fascination with poverty as a spiritual discipline is nowhere better illustrated than in the allegory, the Sacred Commerce of St. Francis and Lady Poverty, which appears to have been ... More


Promises and Politics: Head Start Sets the Stage in the 1960s

Elizabeth Rose

in The Promise of Preschool: From Head Start to Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395075
eISBN:
9780199775767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395075.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The creation of the federal Head Start program in 1965 put the needs of young children from poor families on the national agenda. Head Start was inspired both by research suggesting the promise of ... More


DOMINIUM AS FOUNDATION OF WYCLIF’S POLITICAL AND ECCLESIOLOGICAL VISION

Stephen E. Lahey

in John Wyclif

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183313
eISBN:
9780199870349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183313.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The resolution of the problems threatening Christianity and the church lay, Wyclif argued, in the hands of the civil lord, who ought take absolute control of all temporal affairs of the church, ... More


The Poverty of Nations: A Relational Perspective

Paul Spicker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447343325
eISBN:
9781447343363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343325.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Conventionally, poverty is often represented as a lack of resources, but it is much more than that. A considerable amount of work has been done in recent years to establish a view of poverty as a ... More


Toxic Schools: High-Poverty Education in New York and Amsterdam

Bowen Paulle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226066387
eISBN:
9780226066554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066554.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Based on nearly six years of fieldwork in and around high poverty secondary schools on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, this book uses the tools of the teacher-ethnographer to take on questions ... More


Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas

Amy C. Offner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190938
eISBN:
9780691192628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190938.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the years after 1945, a flood of U.S. advisors swept into Latin America with dreams of building a new economic order and lifting the Third World out of poverty. These businessmen, economists, ... More


The ‘Captain Poverty’ Revolts

R. W. Hoyle

in The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208747
eISBN:
9780191716980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208747.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The risings in the East Riding and Howdenshire were responses to news of the rising in Lincolnshire. There was some interchange of personnel between the two movements. Lincolnshire sent emissaries to ... More


Poor Relief and the Church in Scotland, 1560-1650

John McCallum

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474427272
eISBN:
9781474453929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427272.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book analyses poor relief in the century or so after the Scottish Reformation of 1560. In doing so it challenges the assumption that Scottish poor relief was weak, informal and haphazard because ... More


Rural and Urban Income Inequality and Poverty: Does Convergence between Sectors Offset Divergence within Them?

Robert Eastwood and Michael Lipton

in Inequality Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271412
eISBN:
9780191601255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271410.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Explores recent trends in developing and transitional economies in rural–urban, rural, and urban inequality of income and poverty risk, and the offsetting trends in inequality hypothesis (OTI), which ... More


The Worst Job in the World: The Cuban Revolution, the War on Poverty, and the Secret Rebellion in Florida’s Cane Fields

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the reasons for the mass strikes among the guestworkers laboring in Florida's cane fields during the 1960s. It argues that these strikes were caused by a confluence of two ... More


The Hillbilly in the Living Room: Television Representations, 1952–1971

Anthony Harkins

in Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189506
eISBN:
9780199788835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189506.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Television programs featuring hillbilly characters and settings reflected both contemporary social concerns about Southern mountain people and a reaction against the Civil Rights Movement. The ... More


Range, Information, and Process

Sabina Alkire

in Valuing Freedoms: Sen's Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199245796
eISBN:
9780191600838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245797.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Each of the four chapters of Part I of the book synthesizes one aspect that must be specified in the operationalization of the capability approach, then proposes a framework for doing so. This third ... More


Introduction: Poverty Beyond Public Policy

Steve Hindle

in On the Parish?: The Micro-Politics of Poor Relief in Rural England c.1550-1750

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271320
eISBN:
9780191709548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271320.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of Paul Slack's Poverty and Policy in Tudor and Stuart England. The account of poverty in this book is then compared to Slack's contribution. An ... More


Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Yue Chim Richard Wong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

When discussing inequality and poverty in Hong Kong, scholars and politicians often focus on the failures of government policy and push for an increase in social welfare. Richard Wong argues in ... More


Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Leo F. Goodstadt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208210
eISBN:
9789888268436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208210.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Hong Kong is among the richest cities in the world. Yet over the past 15 years, living conditions for the average family have deteriorated despite a robust economy, ample budget surpluses and record ... More


Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan

James L. Huffman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872915
eISBN:
9780824877866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872915.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This work examines the daily lives of Japan’s very poor—the kasō shakai or underclass—during the last half of the Meiji era (1868-1912). Focusing on urban slums (hinminkutsu), it attempts to ... More


Measuring child poverty and deprivation

David Gordon and Shailen Nandy

in Global Child Poverty and Well-being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847424822
eISBN:
9781447307235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424822.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The chapter describes how relative deprivation theory can be used to produce valid and reliable estimates of the extent and nature of child poverty both within and between countries. A worked example ... More


Rich and poor countries

Paul Spicker

in The Poverty of Nations: A Relational Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447343325
eISBN:
9781447343363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343325.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The position of poor countries reflects international relationships governing economic exchange, debt, and markets. No less important are the dominance of ideas from abroad, such as the Washington ... More


A Chance for Change: Head Start and Mississippi's Black Freedom Struggle

Crystal R. Sanders

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627809
eISBN:
9781469627823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627809.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black Mississippians’ fight for freedom did not end with passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. This book considers how the statewide Child Development Group of ... More


Paris, Rome, and Sweden 1902–1905

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

In Paris, Rilke became friends with Rodin and worked as his secretary. He also wrote more ‘prayers’, the Book of Poverty and Death, to form the third cycle of the Book of Hours. Rilke stayed in Rome ... More


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