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Piven, throughout her career as an activist and academic, has embodied the best of American democracy.
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About the Author

Frances Fox Piven is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and the author of the bestselling Poor People’s Movements, Regulating the Poor, and Why Americans Don’t Vote (with the late Richard A. Cloward), as well as The War At Home, Keeping Down the Black Vote, and many other books. She lives in New York City.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: The New Press (August 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595587195
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595587190
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #926,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Frances Fox Piven is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology
at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and the author of the bestselling Poor People's Movements, Regulating the Poor, and Why Americans Don't Vote (with the late
Richard A. Cloward), as well as The War At Home, Keeping Down the Black Vote, and many other books. She lives in New York City.

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30 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on September 29, 2011
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If you read this book with an open mind, you might learn something about poverty and politics in America. Glenn Beck has distorted and misrepresented Fox Piven's ideas to an audience, which is largely comprised of people who have no idea what Fox Piven's ideas are, and still they believe Beck without question. Glenn Beck is a symptom of what has gone wrong with mainstream media in America. If you want to find out what Americans can do about it, read Fox Piven's book and also read Debunking Glenn Beck: How to Save America from Media Pundits and Propagandists by Karl Rogers.
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By FRS on August 7, 2015
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A book requiring lots of reads & re-reads. A definite reference book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Neal A. Williams on January 25, 2015
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Defending her position however with a definite progressive bias . Author provides an informative and clear understanding of American Progressives explained by a Columbia University Professor. Seems to want ciaos in government and allow it to crash and then reorganize according to a progressive view of what our Country should be.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Murnahan on November 27, 2014
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She and her ideas are very Frightening!
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