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Title:
Surviving in a material world : the lived experience of people in poverty
Author:
Hill, Ronald Paul.
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Publication Information:
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
175 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780268041014

9780268041021
Format :
Book

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Central Library HV91 .H53 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

This work provides an eye-opening look at the material lives of the poor in America. The narrative aims to allow readers to envision themselves in the real world of the poor, to imagine what it could be like to be faced with their particular circumstances and limited options.


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Library Journal Review

Hill, founding dean of the Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr. School of Business Administration and the Reverend Delaunay Professor of Social Responsibility for the University of Portland, is no stranger to writing about public and social policy he has over 100 articles, books, and papers in print on the subject. Hill spent a decade researching how the poor survive in a material world and subsequently identified the six poverty subpopulations (e.g., homeless children, the rural poor) that serve as the focus of this work. Introducing a merged set of problems with one voice in each chapter, these stories of people living in poverty (representing approximately 13 percent of all Americans) points out the need for a universal standard of basic needs for all human beings. Hill allows that each of the subgroups has variations and consequently supplies a list of additional reading material for each chapter. From the dislikable homeless Jack to cultural differences expressed by the Aborigine Mary, readers will reap a better understanding of what it's like to live in poverty and struggle to satisfy basic needs. Recommended as supplementary reading for sociology courses and for academic and large public libraries. Sandra Isaacson, Las Vegas, NV (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

Hill, founding dean of the Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr. School of Business Administration and the Reverend Delaunay Professor of Social Responsibility for the University of Portland, is no stranger to writing about public and social policy he has over 100 articles, books, and papers in print on the subject. Hill spent a decade researching how the poor survive in a material world and subsequently identified the six poverty subpopulations (e.g., homeless children, the rural poor) that serve as the focus of this work. Introducing a merged set of problems with one voice in each chapter, these stories of people living in poverty (representing approximately 13 percent of all Americans) points out the need for a universal standard of basic needs for all human beings. Hill allows that each of the subgroups has variations and consequently supplies a list of additional reading material for each chapter. From the dislikable homeless Jack to cultural differences expressed by the Aborigine Mary, readers will reap a better understanding of what it's like to live in poverty and struggle to satisfy basic needs. Recommended as supplementary reading for sociology courses and for academic and large public libraries. Sandra Isaacson, Las Vegas, NV (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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