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The Sunday Times top ten bestseller. Winner of the Orwell Prize 2018. Darren McGarvey has experienced poverty and its devastating effects first-hand. He knows why people from deprived communities all around Britain feel angry and unheard. And he wants to explain . . . So he invites you to come ...
Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass
The Sunday Times top ten bestseller. Winner of the Orwell Prize 2018. Darren McGarvey has experienced poverty and its devastating effects first-hand. He knows why people from deprived communities all around Britain feel angry and unheard. And he wants to explain . . . So he invites you to come on a safari of sorts. But not the kind where the wildlife is surveyed from a safe distance. This book takes you inside the experience of poverty to show how the pressures really feel and how hard their legacy is to overcome. Arguing that both the political left and right misunderstand poverty as it is actually lived, McGarvey sets out what everybody - including himself - could do to change things. Razor-sharp, fearless and brutally honest, Poverty Safari is an unforgettable insight into modern Britain.
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15.75 USD

Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass

by Darren McGarvey
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Declaring a War on Poverty in 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson proclaimed: We shall not rest until that war is won. Since then, nine presidents have come and gone, each taking up the campaign in his own way-but the poor are still here. While all of these presidents have helped ...
The Presidents and the Poor: America Battles Poverty, 1964-2017
Declaring a War on Poverty in 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson proclaimed: We shall not rest until that war is won. Since then, nine presidents have come and gone, each taking up the campaign in his own way-but the poor are still here. While all of these presidents have helped produce meaningful changes in the lives of the nation's underclass, their setbacks have been at least as notable as their successes. The Presidents and the Poor asks why. This book is the first thorough study of the policies and politics of the presidents from Johnson to Barack Obama-what they did right and how they went wrong-in over half a century of fighting poverty. Many factors conspired to frustrate Democratic efforts to escalate Johnson's War on Poverty and Republican attempts to unravel it: the rivalry of the two-party system; the frequency of congressional elections; the fluctuations of the economy; the demands of foreign policy; the inertia of the federal bureaucracy; the tensions among cities, states, and Washington, DC; and the priorities of the presidents, the press, and the public. Examining how each president tried to alleviate the suffering of the poor-including what resources he marshaled for which programs, policies, legal strategies, and political maneuvers-Lawrence J. McAndrews details how and why none of the presidents were able to surmount the enormous socioeconomic, political, and cultural barriers to eradicating poverty. Comprehensive and engaging, rich in primary research, and sobering in its conclusions, his book brings much-needed attention and clarity to an enduring yet too often neglected problem.
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74.22 USD

The Presidents and the Poor: America Battles Poverty, 1964-2017

by Lawrence J. McAndrews
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In Indiana, one million people lose their healthcare, food stamps, and cash benefits in three years-because a new computer system interprets any application mistake as failure to cooperate. In Los Angeles, an algorithm calculates the comparative vulnerability of tens of thousands of homeless people in order to prioritize them for ...
Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor
In Indiana, one million people lose their healthcare, food stamps, and cash benefits in three years-because a new computer system interprets any application mistake as failure to cooperate. In Los Angeles, an algorithm calculates the comparative vulnerability of tens of thousands of homeless people in order to prioritize them for a shrinking pool of housing resources. In Pittsburgh, a child welfare agency uses a statistical model to try to predict which children might be future victims of abuse or neglect. Since the dawn of the digital age, decision-making in finance, employment, politics, health and human services has undergone revolutionary change. Today, automated systems control which neighborhoods get policed, which families attain resources, and who is investigated for fraud. While we all live under this new regime of data, the most invasive and punitive systems are aimed at the poor.
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28.340000 USD

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

by Virginia Eubanks
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The unsung and remarkable stories of the women who held London's East End together during not one, but two world wars. _____________ Minksy, Gladys, Beatty, Joan, Girl Walker. While the men were at war, these women ruled the streets of the East End. Brought up with firm hand in the ...
The Stepney Doorstep Society: The remarkable true story of the women who ruled the East End through war and peace
The unsung and remarkable stories of the women who held London's East End together during not one, but two world wars. _____________ Minksy, Gladys, Beatty, Joan, Girl Walker. While the men were at war, these women ruled the streets of the East End. Brought up with firm hand in the steaming slums and teeming tenements, they struggled against poverty to survive, and fought for their community in our country's darkest hours. But there was also joy to be found. From Stepney to Bethnal Green, Whitechapel to Shoreditch, the streets were alive with peddlers and market stalls hawking their wares, children skipping across dusty hopscotch pitches, the hiss of a gas lamp or the smell of oxtail stew. You need only walk a few steps for a smile from a neighbour or a strong cup of tea. From taking over the London Underground, standing up to the Kray twins and crawling out of bombsites, The Stepney Doorstep Society tells the vivid and moving stories of the matriarchs who remain the backbone of the East End to this day.
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22.17 USD

The Stepney Doorstep Society: The remarkable true story of the women who ruled the East End through war and peace

by Kate Thompson
Hardback
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In the 1970s Alice Leahy left nursing to work and live in a Dublin homeless shelter. This is the story of her life and life choices, from an empowering childhood, with free run of a big house estate in Tipperary to her invaluable work with some of Ireland's most marginalised ...
The Stars Are Our Only Warmth
In the 1970s Alice Leahy left nursing to work and live in a Dublin homeless shelter. This is the story of her life and life choices, from an empowering childhood, with free run of a big house estate in Tipperary to her invaluable work with some of Ireland's most marginalised people, at The Alice Leahy Trust, in Dublin. Alice has always been an important voice in the debate around homelessness in Ireland. An insider with an outsider's eye, this is the memoir of an untypical life from a radical humanitarian who has always believed that anything is possible. The Stars Are Our Only Warmth tells powerful truths about Irish life and the people who taught Alice what it is to be alive in this world.
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30.70 USD

The Stars Are Our Only Warmth

by Alice Leahy
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No one wants to live in poverty. Few people would want others to do so. Yet, millions of people worldwide live in poverty. According to the World Bank, over 700 million people lived on less than US $2 a day in 2013. Why is that? What has been done about ...
Poverty: A Very Short Introduction
No one wants to live in poverty. Few people would want others to do so. Yet, millions of people worldwide live in poverty. According to the World Bank, over 700 million people lived on less than US $2 a day in 2013. Why is that? What has been done about it in the past? And what is being done about it now? In this Very Short Introduction Philip N. Jefferson explores how the answers to these questions lie in the social, political, economic, educational, and technological processes that impact all of us throughout our lives. The degree of vulnerability is all that differentiates us. He shows how a person's level of vulnerability to adverse changes in their life is very much dependent on the circumstances of their birth, including where their family lived, the schools they attended, whether it was peacetime or wartime, whether they had access to clean water, and whether they are male or female. Arguing that whilst poverty is ancient and enduring, the conversation about it is always new and evolving, Jefferson looks at the history of poverty, and the practical and analytical efforts we have made to eradicate it, and the prospects for further poverty alleviation in the future. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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13.64 USD

Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

by Philip N. Jefferson
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The book pays tribute to the celebrated economist Professor Suresh Tendulkar's contribution and scholarship to economics, economic-policy making, and economic reforms in India. Professor Tendulkar served on numerous panels and commissions set up to reform diverse aspects of India's economy. To name a few, he served as the Chairperson of ...
Perspectives on Economic Development and Policy in India: In Honour of Suresh D. Tendulkar
The book pays tribute to the celebrated economist Professor Suresh Tendulkar's contribution and scholarship to economics, economic-policy making, and economic reforms in India. Professor Tendulkar served on numerous panels and commissions set up to reform diverse aspects of India's economy. To name a few, he served as the Chairperson of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, Chairman of the National Commission of Statistics, National Sample Survey Organisation, Committee on National Accounts, and as a member in the Fifth Pay Commission, the Disinvestment Commission (1996). He is credited with devising the new method to estimate poverty in India which resulted in India's poverty estimates being scaled up. This book primarily focuses on Professor Tendulkar's contributions on economic planning in India, the political economy of economic reforms, and his important conceptual and policy-relevant work on poverty measurement. The three sub-themes of the book - Economic Reforms and Policy Formulation, Poverty and Inequality, and Development and Trade - are indicative of his specific research interests, namely poverty and well-being, and India and the world economy. It covers both micro and macro aspects relevant to the Indian economy. The econometric techniques utilized encompass state-of-the-art microeconometric as well as macroeconometric models. The book contains contributions from eminent economists associated with Professor Tendulkar, and is useful for readers from the undergraduate through the Ph.D. level as well as researchers and practitioners of economics.
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167.990000 USD

Perspectives on Economic Development and Policy in India: In Honour of Suresh D. Tendulkar

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Over recent years, tabloid readers have become familiar with the concept of the white working class , those thought to have been left behind by globalization, including immigration. Such sentiments were weaponized by politicians on all sides to fuel the anti-immigrant rhetoric of the Brexit campaign. And this racialized narrative ...
Race and the Undeserving Poor
Over recent years, tabloid readers have become familiar with the concept of the white working class , those thought to have been left behind by globalization, including immigration. Such sentiments were weaponized by politicians on all sides to fuel the anti-immigrant rhetoric of the Brexit campaign. And this racialized narrative has emerged repeatedly in mature democracies - in the political campaigns of Trump, Le Pen and others - and continues to gain traction in the guise of economic nationalism and populism. The need to understand the putative emergence of the white working class has become both intellectually significant and politically urgent. In Race and the Undeserving Poor, Robbie Shilliam does just this. He charts the development over the past 200 years of a shifting postcolonial settlement that has produced a racialized distinction between the deserving and undeserving poor, the latest incarnation of which is a distinction between a deserving, neglected white working class and others who are undeserving, not indigenous, and not white. Shilliam's analysis shows that the white working class are not an indigenous constituency, but a product of the struggles to consolidate and defend imperial order that have shaped British society since the abolition of slavery.
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31.500000 USD

Race and the Undeserving Poor

by Robbie Shilliam
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Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this growing problem. With his characteristic blend of ...
The Great Divide
Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this growing problem. With his characteristic blend of clarity and passion, Stiglitz argues that inequality is a choice - the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities. In these essays, articles and reflections, Stiglitz fully exposes the inequality - from its dimensions and its causes to its consequences for the world - that is afflicting America and other Western countries in thrall to neoliberalism. From Reagan-era policies to the Great Recession and its long aftermath, Stiglitz delves into the processes and irresponsible policies - deregulation, tax cuts for the rich, the corruption of the political process - that are leaving many people further and further behind and turning the dream of a socially mobile society into an ever more unachievable myth. With formidable yet accessible economic insight, he urges us to embrace real solutions: increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy; investing in education, science, and infrastructure; helping homeowners instead of banks; and, most importantly, doing more to restore the economy to full employment. Stiglitz's analysis reaches beyond America - the inequality leader of the developed world - to draw lessons from Scandinavia, Singapore, and Japan, and he argues against the tide of unnecessary, destructive austerity that is sweeping across Europe. Ultimately, Stiglitz believes our choice is not between growth and fairness; with the right policies, we can choose both.
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18.64 USD

The Great Divide

by Joseph Stiglitz
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This book explains why there is a pronounced disjuncture between R2P's habitual invocation and its actual influence, and why it will not make the transformative progress its proponents claim. Rather than disputing that R2P is a norm, or declaring that norms are insignificant, Hehir engages with post-positivist constructivist accounts on ...
Hollow Norms and the Responsibility to Protect
This book explains why there is a pronounced disjuncture between R2P's habitual invocation and its actual influence, and why it will not make the transformative progress its proponents claim. Rather than disputing that R2P is a norm, or declaring that norms are insignificant, Hehir engages with post-positivist constructivist accounts on the role of norms to demonstrate first, that the efficacy of a norm is not directly related to the extent to which it is proliferated or invoked, and second, that in the post-institutionalization phase, norms undergo both contestation and (potentially regressive) reinterpretation. This volume analyses the evolution of R2P, and demonstrates that it has been steadily circumscribed and co-opted, so that today it has no power to meaningfully influence the behaviour of states. It is essential reading for academic audiences in the disciplines of International Relations and International Law.
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89.240000 USD

Hollow Norms and the Responsibility to Protect

by Aidan Hehir
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Rock star Alexandre Bleach might be dead, but he has a secret. It's a secret that concerns several people, but the only person who can unlock it is Vernon Subutex, former record shop proprietor turned homeless messiah and guru, last seen hallucinating and feverish on a bench in the parc ...
Vernon Subutex Two
Rock star Alexandre Bleach might be dead, but he has a secret. It's a secret that concerns several people, but the only person who can unlock it is Vernon Subutex, former record shop proprietor turned homeless messiah and guru, last seen hallucinating and feverish on a bench in the parc des Buttes Chaumont. Aicha wants to know the truth behind the death of her mother, Vodka Satana. And if she finds the bastards responsible, she wants to make them pay, whatever Celeste thinks of her plan. Celeste wants Aicha to get a grip and stop hanging around with Subutex's gang of disciples. The Hyena wants to find the Bleach tapes. She wants to untangle her complicated feelings about Anais, her boss' assistant. And speaking of her boss, she does not want Laurent Dopalet to discover how badly she has double-crossed him. Laurent Dopalet wants the Hyena to find and destroy the Bleach tapes. He wants to forget he ever knew Vodka Satana. He wants people to stop graffitiing his apartment with ludicrous allegations. Above all, he wants people to understand: NONE OF THIS IS HIS FAULT. THE SEQUEL TO VERNON SUBUTEX 1, SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2018. Translated from the French by Frank Wynne
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25.58 USD

Vernon Subutex Two

by Virginie Despentes
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Youth are one of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population. Although there has been much research on how youth become homeless and survive on the streets, we know little about their pathways off the street and the many challenges that present during this process. This book relates the ...
Homeless Youth & the Search for Stability
Youth are one of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population. Although there has been much research on how youth become homeless and survive on the streets, we know little about their pathways off the street and the many challenges that present during this process. This book relates the lived experiences of homeless youth as they negotiate the individual, sociocultural, and economic tensions of transitioning out of homeless and street contexts and cultures. Using a longitudinal mixed-method research approach, the authors interviewed fifty-one former homeless youth in both Toronto and Halifax, resulting in a privileged entry into the lives of these young people for a year. Through rich qualitative prose, quantitative elaboration, and comic-book narratives, participants spoke of courage, fortitude, strength, adversity, and, at times, simple bad luck. Ultimately these became stories of fragility, complexity, living on the edge, and the (re-)building of identity.
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31.490000 USD

Homeless Youth & the Search for Stability

by Jean M Hughes, Tyler Frederick, Sean Kidd, Jeff Karabanow
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The homeless person is thought to be different. Whereas we get to determine our difference or sameness, the homeless person's difference is imposed upon them and assumed to be known because of their homelessness. Exclusion from housing - either a commodity that should be accessed from the market or social ...
The Homeless Person in Contemporary Society
The homeless person is thought to be different. Whereas we get to determine our difference or sameness, the homeless person's difference is imposed upon them and assumed to be known because of their homelessness. Exclusion from housing - either a commodity that should be accessed from the market or social provision - signifies the homeless person's incapacities and failure to function in what are presented as unproblematic social systems. Drawing on a program of research spanning ten years, this book provides an empirically grounded account of the lives and identities of people who are homeless. It illustrates that people with chronic experiences of homelessness have relatively predictable biographies characterised by exclusion, poverty, and trauma from early in life. Early experiences of exclusion continue to pervade the lives of people who are homeless in adulthood, yet they identify with family and normative values as a means of imaging aspirational futures.
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63.000000 USD
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BGE Irish Sports Book of the Year and eir Sports Book of the Year In The Choice Dubs star Philly McMahon shares the deeply personal story of his brother, John, a heroin addict who died at the age of 31. Structured as a series of choices - in sport, in ...
The Choice
BGE Irish Sports Book of the Year and eir Sports Book of the Year In The Choice Dubs star Philly McMahon shares the deeply personal story of his brother, John, a heroin addict who died at the age of 31. Structured as a series of choices - in sport, in education and in life - the book delves into the contrasting lives of the brothers and how the opportunities presented to Philly through sport and education opened up a world of choice that protected him from the dangers of growing up in Ballymun at the height of the heroin epidemic. As well as offering sports fans fresh insights into one of GAA's most fascinating characters, The Choice is an inspiration for anyone struggling with addiction. Raw, vivid and intensely moving, it is an epic story of triumph in the face of adversity and loss, and a tribute to the redemptive power of sport. `Should be on the curriculum for all transition year student boys ... it's a book about life ... phenomenal.' DAMIEN O'MEARA, RTE SPORT `Philly McMahon should be placed on a pedestal and be a beacon of inspiration to all young sports stars in the country.' THE IRISH INDEPENDENT
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18.75 USD

The Choice

by Philly McMahon
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Rents: How Marketing Causes Inequality
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15.750000 USD

Rents: How Marketing Causes Inequality

by Gerrit De Geest
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Show Me the Cash: Engaging Families to Help Very Poor Children Succeed
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20.950000 USD

Show Me the Cash: Engaging Families to Help Very Poor Children Succeed

by George Gerharz
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Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World
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29.390000 USD

Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World

by Scott Harrison
Hardback
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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
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31.490000 USD

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

by Sarah Smarsh
CD-Audio
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The Incredible True Story of Blondy Baruti: My Unlikely Journey from the Congo to Hollywood
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41.990000 USD

The Incredible True Story of Blondy Baruti: My Unlikely Journey from the Congo to Hollywood

by Blondy Baruti
CD-Audio
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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
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27.300000 USD

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

by Sarah Smarsh
Hardback
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Skills and jobs in Brazil: an agenda for youth
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39.380000 USD

Skills and jobs in Brazil: an agenda for youth

by Truman G. Packard, World Bank, Rita K. Almeida
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From uneven growth to inclusive development: Romania's path to shared prosperity
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39.380000 USD

From uneven growth to inclusive development: Romania's path to shared prosperity

by The World Bank
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Oh, for the Love of Haiti!
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45.100000 USD

Oh, for the Love of Haiti!

by Joanne M Kuehner
Hardback
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Cottage Economy
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7.340000 USD

Cottage Economy

by William Cobbett
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Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice
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25.58 USD

Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice

by Les Leopold
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A Taste of Heaven: First steps for Jubilee 2000
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15.34 USD

A Taste of Heaven: First steps for Jubilee 2000

by Isabel Carter
Paperback
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Unemployment and Poverty in Rural America: The Life and Hillbilly Culture of the Poor Majority
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10.490000 USD

Unemployment and Poverty in Rural America: The Life and Hillbilly Culture of the Poor Majority

by Naven Johnson
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How the Other Half Lives - Studies Among the Tenements of New York
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22.040000 USD

How the Other Half Lives - Studies Among the Tenements of New York

by Jacob A Riis
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Pictures and Problems from London Police Courts
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15.640000 USD

Pictures and Problems from London Police Courts

by Thomas Holmes
Paperback
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People-Centred Public Works Programmes: A Strategy for Poverty Alleviation and Rural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa?
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26.250000 USD

People-Centred Public Works Programmes: A Strategy for Poverty Alleviation and Rural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa?

by Munyaradzi Mawere, Costain Tandi
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