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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: New Press, The (August 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595587195
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595587190
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.5 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,271,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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28 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on September 29, 2011
Format: Paperback
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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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Casello on May 6, 2013
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Frances Fox Piven came into my Politics class at Rutgers and she was an amazing speaker and very influential. Quick read
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10 of 23 people found the following review helpful By heavyrunner on November 7, 2011
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It was a mistake to put Glen Beck's name on the cover. He was never anything more than a disgusting windbag and now that he has been fired he is completely irrelevant and will soon be forgotten like some third level Nazi of the 1920s.
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14 of 122 people found the following review helpful By Bob Bradley on September 21, 2011
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After perusing several pages of this pamphlet I have to wonder why this author isn't locked up in a deep dark hole. I would recommend that anyone who insist on reading this go online to one of the less reputable sites and steal this book since the author doesn't appreciate this country and by all rights doesn't deserve to be enriched with US currency.
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