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The Art of Poverty

The Art of Poverty Author Tom Nichols
ISBN-10 0719075823
Release 2007
Pages 266
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The Art of Poverty is the first book in English to analyze depictions of beggars in 16th-century European art. Featuring works from Germany, the Low Countries, Britain, France, and Italy, it discusses a diverse body of imagery from crude woodcuts to monumental church altarpieces. It argues that these works largely conformed to two paradoxical, though mutually supportive, representational approaches. The book tracks the emergence of a trenchantly negative approach in Northern art, in which beggars are shown as vagabonds, alongside the other predominant visual mode, where beggars are exalted as examples of sacred purity. The Art of Poverty's progressive approach and cross-disciplinary theme makes it vital reading for those concerned with the development of early modern European culture.



The Art of Freedom Teaching the Humanities to the Poor

The Art of Freedom  Teaching the Humanities to the Poor Author Earl Shorris
ISBN-10 9780393084245
Release 2013-02-18
Pages 320
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A conversation in a prison cell sparks an ambitious undertaking to attack the roots of long-term poverty. Seeking answers to the toughest questions about poverty in the United States, Earl Shorris had looked everywhere. At last, one resounding answer came from a conversation with a woman in a maximum-security prison: the difference between rich and poor is the humanities. Shorris took that idea and started a course at the Clemente Family Guidance Center in New York. With a faculty of friends, he began teaching the great works of literature and philosophy—from Plato to Kant, from Cervantes to Garcia Marquez—at the college level to dropouts, immigrants, and ex-prisoners. From that first class came two dentists, a nurse, two PhDs, a fashion designer, a drug counselor, and other successes. Over the course of seventeen years the course expanded to many U.S. cities and foreign countries. Now Earl Shorris has written the stories of those who teach and those who study the humanities—a tribute to the courage of people rising from unspeakable poverty to engage in dialogue with professors from great universities around the world. This year, in a high school on the South Side of Chicago, a Clemente Course has begun that may change the character of public education in America and perhaps the world.



Less is More

Less is More Author Goldian VandenBroeck
ISBN-10 0892814314
Release 1996
Pages 316
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body This engaging anthology offers words of wisdom from the world's greatest thinkers on the virtues of simplicity. Included are writings from Ovid, Patañjali, St. Matthew, Milarepa, Rumi, Eckhart, Basho, Rousseau, Tagore, Suzuki, Illich, and many others.



Encyclopedia of World Poverty

Encyclopedia of World Poverty Author Mehmet Odekon
ISBN-10 9781452265186
Release 2006-05-16
Pages 1760
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The Encyclopedia of World Poverty provides extensive and current information, as well as insight into the contemporary debate on poverty. The three volumes of this state-of-the-art Encyclopedia contain over 800 original articles written by more than 125 renowned scholars. The entries contributing to this work explore poverty in various regions of the world, and examine the difficulties associated with the definition and measurement of poverty, along with its causes and effects.



The polyscopic landscape of poverty research State of the art in international poverty research an overview and 6 in depth studies

The polyscopic landscape of poverty research    State of the art  in international poverty research   an overview and 6 in depth studies Author Else Øyen
ISBN-10 OCLC:276865981
Release 2005
Pages 142
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The polyscopic landscape of poverty research State of the art in international poverty research an overview and 6 in depth studies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The polyscopic landscape of poverty research State of the art in international poverty research an overview and 6 in depth studies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The polyscopic landscape of poverty research State of the art in international poverty research an overview and 6 in depth studies book for free.



Criminal of Poverty

Criminal of Poverty Author Lisa Gray-Garcia
ISBN-10 1931404070
Release 2006
Pages 287
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A daughter’s struggle to keep her family alive, through poverty, homelessness and incarceration Eleven-year-old Lisa becomes her mother’s primary support when they face the prospect of homelessness. As Dee, a single mother, struggles with the demons of her own childhood of neglect and abuse, Lisa has to quickly assume the roles of an adult in an attempt to keep some stability in their lives. “Dee and Tiny” ultimately become underground celebrities in San Francisco, squatting in storefronts and performing the “art of homelessness.” Their story, filled with black humor and incisive analysis, illuminates the roots of poverty, the criminalization of poor families and their struggle for survival. "Criminal of Poverty lays bare the devastating effects of inheriting a life of poverty, as well the real redemption and power in finding your voice." – Michelle Tea, author of Rose of No Man's Land and Valencia "Tiny’s indomitable spirit comes to life in her amazing story of poverty and homelessness, reaching into and teaching our hearts and minds. With her flawless descriptions of the pain of living in the margins of the richest country in the world, she opens up an important window onto a reality looked upon by many but truly seen by few, augmenting our capacity for empathy and action in an area so in need of social change. Bravo Tiny, for your gift to us all! Punto!!!" – Piri Thomas, author of Down These Mean Streets



The Art of Medical Anthropology

The Art of Medical Anthropology Author Sjaak van der Geest
ISBN-10 9055891061
Release 1998
Pages 421
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The Art of Medical Anthropology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Art of Medical Anthropology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Art of Medical Anthropology book for free.



Poverty Dynamics

Poverty Dynamics Author Tony Addison
ISBN-10 9780191565298
Release 2009-01-22
Pages 380
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This collection of essays provides a state-of-the-art examination of the concepts and methods that can be used to understand poverty dynamics. It does this from an interdisciplinary perspective and includes the work of anthropologists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists. The contributions included highlight the need to conceptualise poverty from a multidimensional perspective and promote Q-Squared research approaches, or those that combine quantitative and qualitative research. The first part of the book provides a review of the research on poverty dynamics in developing countries. Part two focuses on poverty measurement and assessment, and discusses the most recent work of world-leading poverty analysts. The third part focuses on frameworks for understanding poverty analysis that avoid measurement and instead utilise approaches based on social relations and structural analysis. There is widespread consensus that poverty analysis should focus on poverty dynamics and this book shows how this idea can practically be taken forward.



A Handy Book for Guardians of the Poor

A Handy Book for Guardians of the Poor Author George C. T. Bartley
ISBN-10 9781108036856
Release 2011-12-08
Pages 248
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Published in 1876, this guide was written to help people administering poor relief under the terms of the Poor Law.



Zen and the Art of Funk Capitalism

Zen and the Art of Funk Capitalism Author Karun Philip
ISBN-10 9780595205141
Release 2001-11-01
Pages 110
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A Cure for Poverty? This book provides a new explanation of why capitalism succeeds where it does, yet fails to achieve universal welfare as its most vocal proponents claim it ought to. By looking at the issue of the meta-knowledge problem—how disadvantaged people do not know how to find out what knowledge is valuable, where to acquire it, and how to finance it—the book discovers the core reason for enduring poverty of entire communities. The book starts with a core axiom that knowledge is fallible (and meta-knowledge even more so) and discusses the implications of that for ideas in welfare, education, entrepreneurship, banking, law, ethics and religion. In its Appendix, entitled "A Rationalist's Guide to Religion" the book provides an interpretation of the world's major faiths in light of the fallibility axiom.



Globalisation Poverty and Conflict

Globalisation  Poverty and Conflict Author Max Spoor
ISBN-10 9781402028588
Release 2006-01-16
Pages 340
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This state-of-the-art critical ‘development’ reader examines the inter-relationships between globalisation, poverty and conflict. It complements current debates in the field of development studies and, in an era in which development fatigue seems to have become more profound than ever before, it brings the importance of development once again to the forefront. The contributions represent current thinking on (and practice of) development policy, poverty reduction, the need for multi-level democratic institutions, and the containing and prevention of conflicts.



The Many Meanings of Poverty

The Many Meanings of Poverty Author Cynthia E. Milton
ISBN-10 0804751781
Release 2007
Pages 356
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The Many Meanings of Poverty is about poverty in a colonial context—it argues that the cultural meanings of poverty defined social compacts that served to bolster and undermine the sources of colonialism.



Poverty and Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

Poverty and Leadership in the Later Roman Empire Author Peter Brown
ISBN-10 1584651466
Release 2002
Pages 160
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A preeminent classical scholar on the emergence of one of our most familiar social divisions.



Just Give Money to the Poor

Just Give Money to the Poor Author David Hulme
ISBN-10 9781565493902
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 288
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* Argues strongly for overlooked approach to development by showing how the poor use money in ways that confound stereotypical notions of aid and handouts * Team authored by foremost scholars in the development field Amid all the complicated economic theories about the causes and solutions to poverty, one idea is so basic it seems radical: just give money to the poor. Despite its skeptics, researchers have found again and again that cash transfers given to significant portions of the population transform the lives of recipients. Countries from Mexico to South Africa to Indonesia are giving money directly to the poor and discovering that they use it wisely – to send their children to school, to start a business and to feed their families. Directly challenging an aid industry that thrives on complexity and mystification, with highly paid consultants designing ever more complicated projects, Just Give Money to the Poor offers the elegant southern alternative – bypass governments and NGOs and let the poor decide how to use their money. Stressing that cash transfers are not charity or a safety net, the authors draw an outline of effective practices that work precisely because they are regular, guaranteed and fair. This book, the first to report on this quiet revolution in an accessible way, is essential reading for policymakers, students of international development and anyone yearning for an alternative to traditional poverty-alleviation methods.



Development Centre Seminars Waging the Global War on Poverty Strategies and Case Studies

Development Centre Seminars Waging the Global War on Poverty Strategies and Case Studies Author Halvorson-Quevedo Raundi
ISBN-10 9789264180376
Release 2000-01-26
Pages 240
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Eradicating poverty has long been one of the priorities of development co-operation. Yet, despite undoubted progress towards this goal, the strategies adopted at the international and national levels remain controversial. Poverty reduction is a ...



Our Daily Bread Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin s Russia 1927 1941

Our Daily Bread  Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin s Russia  1927 1941 Author Kate Transchel
ISBN-10 9781317463368
Release 2015-03-04
Pages 288
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Drawing on newly available archival materials including official documents, reports, and personal accounts, this remarkable study presents a detailed picture of the living standards of various social groups in prewar Soviet Russia, and the role of state-controlled distribution of food and goods as a tool of the Stalinist dictatorship. The study offers a new perspective not only on the period of collectivization, industrialization, and terror but also on the regime's most rudimentary method of controlling human behavior and reshaping the social order. In her conclusion the author analyzes the long-term impacts of the Stalinist "dictatorship of distribution", from bureaucratization to rural depopulation to the emergence of a distinctive type of black-market economy.



Zen and the Art of Living

Zen and the Art of Living Author Osho
ISBN-10 8171823971
Release 2009
Pages 218
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Zen and the Art of Living has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Zen and the Art of Living also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Zen and the Art of Living book for free.