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The Reckoning, II

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the two remaining threats to the age of contentment: unpopular military action and a revolt of the underclass. Any military venture almost receives strong popular approval in ... More


Class Unknown: Undercover Investigations of American Work and Poverty from the Progressive Era to the Present

Mark Pittenger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767405
eISBN:
9780814724293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767405.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Since the Gilded Age, social scientists, middle-class reformers, and writers have left the comforts of their offices to “pass” as steel workers, coal miners, assembly-line laborers, waitresses, ... More


Did the Unemployed Constitute an Underclass?

Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass

in Class, Race, and Inequality in South Africa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108927
eISBN:
9780300128758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108927.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter asks whether some or all of the unemployed should be viewed as a distinct underclass. It argues that one segment of the unemployed can be identified as a discrete underclass, which ... More


“He Going to Last”: Why Phoenix Jackson’s Grandson Still Matters

Dawn Gilchrist

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay looks at how AP students in rural poverty respond to Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path.” In a tiered assignment that includes both conversation and writing, college-bound, rural, white and ... More


Facing Structural Injustice

Sylvie Laurent

in King and the Other America: The Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520288560
eISBN:
9780520963436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288560.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how the radical egalitarian measures laid out by the campaign’s demands were a major rebuke to the current “culture of poverty” thesis. Comparing its framework to major scholarship ... More


The Geography of Immigrant Poverty: Selective Evidence of an Immigrant underclass

William A. V. Clark

in Strangers at the Gates: New Immigrants in Urban America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230927
eISBN:
9780520927711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230927.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter is focused on immigrant poverty and the arrival of an immigrant underclass. It argues that immigrant poverty levels are cause for concern, and the author determines that, overall, ... More


Hidden in plain sight: poverty and the politics of disgust

Joanne Warner

in The emotional politics of social work and child protection

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318422
eISBN:
9781447318446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318422.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

In this chapter the focus is the emotions of disgust and contempt that are discernible in newspaper accounts of the mothers, families and communities of children who die from extreme abuse or ... More


Why America Lost the War on Poverty—and How to Win it

Frank Stricker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831113
eISBN:
9781469603575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882290_stricker
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This assessment of poverty and policy in the United States from 1950 to the present examines an era that has seen serious discussion about the causes of poverty and unemployment. Analyzing the War on ... More


Globalisation and social exclusion

David M. Smith

in On the margins of inclusion: Changing labour markets and social exclusion in London

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346018
eISBN:
9781447302872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346018.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter considers post-Fordism and post-industrialism theoretical approaches which have sought to make sense of the changes in the processes that have expanded the scale of global capitalism, to ... More


Poverty and social exclusion: theory and policy

David M. Smith

in On the margins of inclusion: Changing labour markets and social exclusion in London

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346018
eISBN:
9781447302872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346018.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter shows how the current ‘social exclusion’ concept has been deployed in the UK and the historical, institutional, and political contexts that have influenced the debates surrounding the ... More


Divorce, Inequality, Poverty, and the Vanishing Middle Class

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

American scholar Charles Murray claims that class divisions have vastly expanded over the last half-century. The working classis not only experiencing stagnant wages but has almost completely lost ... More


Reagan, Reaganomics, and the American Poor, 1980–1992

Frank Stricker

in Why America Lost the War on Poverty—and How to Win it

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831113
eISBN:
9781469603575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882290_stricker.13
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how the conservative counterrevolution worked with Ronald Reagan as president of the United States. More specifically, it considers the political impact of conservative efforts ... More


The Origins of Vico’s Social Theory: Vichian Reflections on the Neapolitan Revolt of 1701 and the Politics of the Metropolis

Barbara Ann Naddeo

in Vico and Naples: The Urban Origins of Modern Social Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449161
eISBN:
9780801460876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449161.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents Vico's version of the failed Neapolitan revolt of 1701, known as the Coniuratio principum Neapolitanorum. Although commissioned by the political brokers of the Spanish regime, ... More


A World Almost Rotten: The Fiction of William Gay1

William Giraldi

in Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802330
eISBN:
9781496804990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the fiction of William Gay, one of American literature's most authentic chroniclers of life in the Rough South. Gay died at his home in Hohenwald, Tennessee, on February 23, ... More


The Functional Underclass

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter considers the nature and services of the so-called functional underclass. The underclass refers to individuals and families that do not share the comfortable well-being of the ... More


Taxation and the Public Services: The Perverse Effect

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the role of taxation in the culture of contentment. In the age of contentment, macroeconomic policy has come to center not on tax policy but on monetary policy. Higher interest ... More


Requiem

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter considers some policy changes that are needed for the culture of contentment, to save and protect, to prevent suffering and further unpleasant consequence, to enhance the general feeling ... More


Critically theorising young adult marginality: historical and contemporary perspectives

Shane Blackman and Ruth Rogers

in Youth Marginality in Britain: Contemporary Studies of Austerity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447330523
eISBN:
9781447330578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330523.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Blackman and Rogers critically examines the use of popular images within the media whereby government have adopted punitive sanctions towards young adults in Britain. They develop a theoretical ... More


Co-ethnic Cultural Guardianship: Space, Race, and Region

Glenda M. Flores

in Latina Teachers: Creating Careers and Guarding Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479839070
eISBN:
9781479802296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479839070.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 4 provides a window into how Latina teachers navigate their professional lives with mostly African American and Asian colleagues, students, and parents. Controlling images of school district ... More


Special Issues and Considerations

Gunnar Almgren

in Health Care as a Right of Citizenship: The Continuing Evolution of Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170130
eISBN:
9780231543316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170130.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter addresses a number of thorny issues having to do with segments of the national population that in one way or the other either 1) represent exceptions to the general case of American ... More


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