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Frances Fox Piven

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Poor People's Movements
Why They Succeed, How They Fail
Written by Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward


Format: Trade Paperback, 408 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 12, 1978
Price: $11.16

The authors study four protest movements of lower-class groups in twentieth-century America—the mobilization of the unemployed during the Great Depression that gave rise to the Workers’ Alliance of America, the industrial strikes that resulted in the formation of the CIO, the Southern Civil Rights Movement, and the movement of welfare recipients... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Poor People's Movements
Why They Succeed, How They Fail
Written by Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward


Format: eBook, 408 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2012
Price: $10.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Regulating the Poor
The Functions of Public Welfare
Written by Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 28, 1993
Price: $18.00

Piven and Cloward have updated their classic work on the history and function of welfare to cover the American welfare state's massive erosion during the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton years. The authors present a boldly comprehensive, brilliant new theory to explain the comparative underdevelopment of the U.S. welfare state among advanced... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Regulating the Poor
The Functions of Public Welfare
Written by Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2012
Price: $15.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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