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The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women's Struggles Against Urban Inequality
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date December 8, 2005
Pages 306
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195306514
ISBN-10 0195306511
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.92 lbs.
Original list price $28.95
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: In this collective biography, Rhonda Y. Williams takes us behind, and beyond, politically expedient labels to provide an incisive and intimate portrait of poor black women in urban America. Drawing on dozens of interviews, Williams challenges the notion that low-income housing was a resounding failure that doomed three consecutive generations of post-war Americans to entrenched poverty. Instead, she recovers a history of grass-roots activism, of political awakening, and of class mobility, all facilitated by the creation of affordable public housing. The stereotyping of black women, especially mothers, has obscured a complicated and nuanced reality too often warped by the political agendas of both the left and the right, and has prevented an accurate understanding of the successes and failures of government anti-poverty policy.

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About: Black women have traditionally represented the canvas on which many debates about poverty and welfare have been drawn.
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9780195306514 | details & prices | 306 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.92 lbs | List price $28.95
About: In this collective biography, Rhonda Y.

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