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by Frances Fox Piven


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The book starts off by tracing the history and development of welfare in western civilization

The book starts off by tracing the history and development of welfare in western civilization. Prior to the early 16th century, caring for the poor was considered to be primarily the responsibility of the church or of those of the more prosperous who tried to purchase their salvation through almsgiving.

Regulating the Poor: The Functions of Public Welfare (Pantheon, 1971, 2nd ed: Vintage, 1993 . Who’s Afraid of Frances Fox Piven? The Essential Writings of the Professor Glenn Beck Loves to Hate 2011 The New Press. ISBN 978-1-59558-719-0.

Regulating the Poor: The Functions of Public Welfare (Pantheon, 1971, 2nd ed: Vintage, 1993, ISBN 978-0-679-74516-7). Poor People's Movements: Why they Succeed, How they Fail (Pantheon, 1977, ISBN 978-0-394-72697-7). New Class War: Reagan's Attack on the Welfare State and Its Consequences (Pantheon, 1982, ISBN 978-0-394-70647-4).

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Regulating the Poor book. Piven and Cloward have updated their classic work on the history and function of welfare to cover the American welfare state's massive erosion during the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton years. The authors present a boldly comprehensive, brilliant new theory to explain the comparative underdevelopment of the .

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A genuine classic on public welfare and its functions. com User, December 24, 2007. This book by Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward came out over three decades ago. And it is still powerful reading and powerful analysis. I would not expect everyone to agree with the authors' contentions, but once having read this book, you will be challenged in your understanding of welfare policy.

The bulk of the book deals with the contemporary American public welfare system.

Published in the United States by Random House, In. New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Originally published by Pantheon Books in 1971. But most such social welfare activity has not greatly aided the poor, precisely because the poor ordinarily have little influence on government. The bulk of the book deals with the contemporary American public welfare system.

When I think of Frances Fox Piven, beyond intellectual integrity and political courage, and moral sensitivity to poor and working people, I think of three works: Regulating the Poor: The Functions of Public Welfare and Poor People’s Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail.

Historical study of the functions of the relief system in America reveals that its policies are cyclical, expanding in times of civil disorder and contracting once political stability is restored

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Erthai
i can pretty much guarantee that after reading this book, one will never quite look at welfare in the same way as before. The main premise of this book is that government provides aid for the poor to control political unrest and to control labor.

The book starts off by tracing the history and development of welfare in western civilization. Prior to the early 16th century, caring for the poor was considered to be primarily the responsibility of the church or of those of the more prosperous who tried to purchase their salvation through almsgiving. Leaving charity to the church meant that few received aid and those not necessarily according to their need. This increased social unrest so governments began to be involved in providing for the poor. This was done for two primary reasons: 1.) To control social order and 2.) To extol the virtue of labor even at the lowest wages by making the treatment of the destitute so punitive and degrading that the no one wants to descend into beggary and pauperism.

The book details such early government programs as workhouses, labor yards, and poor law subsidies whereby parish churches were required to care for the poor in their area.

In the united States, welfare was addressed somewhat differently. Poverty in the U.S. was regarded as the obvious consequence of sloth and sinfulness. Relief was scattered and fragmentary-each township or county provided for its hungry in whatever manner it saw fit-giving of food, incarceration in almshouses, or indentured service. Poor relief was a local, not a state or national responsibility.

During the great Depression, unemployment became so widespread that the government was forced to develop programs to assist the poor and the unemployed. At first the government focused on direct relief, but as imm4ediate needs were satisfied, the government moved on to work relief which, interestingly, was opposed by business leaders because it was felt that government was encroaching on areas that had been primarily reserved for private enterprise.

As conditions stabilized, US policies changed to conform with the earlier view of poverty as being the rsult of sloth and sinfulness. Relief programs excluded able-bodied men. Man-in-the-house rules excluded aid to a mother who was in any way associated with a man, particularly if the man lived in her house. Women and/or children were given aid but at the same time assigned to private entrepreneurs who were told to use them in any way possible.

With the growing mechanization of southern agriculture, blacks migrated into the cities, particularly the northern cities where relief rules were not as restrictive. Four million blacks came to cities in less than three decades-congregated in largest cities in the north-New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Los Angeles, Washington. Industry required an increasingly skilled labor force just as unskilled blacks reached cities in large numbers from the fields of the south, consequently, unemployment rose. Unrest mounted among poor blacks, culminating in the Civil Rights demonstrations of the early 60's.

Then was born the Great society as Democrats realized that blacks were located in states of the most strategic importance in presidential contests. Democrats were losing traditional support in the South, so they needed the support of the northern cities. Service programs were developed for inner city as part of LBJ's "War on Poverty". According to the book, the true objective of the "War on Poverty" was to reach blacks and integrate them into urban political system. Method was to offer federal funds for the ghettoes and to use federal funds to create pressure for reallocation of municipal services.

This book is eminently readable. I was assigned to read it for a college class and did not approach it with much enthusiasm, but I ended up thanking my professor for assigning it to me. Whether or not one buys into the book's overall premise, it certainly stimulates discussion about the overall treatment of poverty in the U.S. interrelationship of government welfare policies, racial politics, and politcal power plays.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to get a view of how society has responded to the needs of the poor in history, and how we continue to repond to the needs of the poor today.
Ynonno
Can't recommend this book enough. Really pulled together for me a lot of thoughts about class and filled in parts of a picture I had been trying to see. Addresses a part of economic social control that's often hard to understand or just carelessly ignored. Also it's not written in the kind of leftist conspiracy style that has you second guessing the author's trustworthiness. It is an excellent piece of academic sociology with a radical understanding, and you feel both parts of that from the authors. Beautiful sociological language and methodology--with every now and then a side comment about revolution. Great clearly laid-out evidence, too. Kind of resembles The New Jim Crow in the sense that people interested in these kinds of issues should keep it close by as a reference, although of course this book was written first.
Sironynyr
This book was assigned reading for a graduate level course on U.S. Social and Economic policy. The topic is very interesting but it is a slow read.
Kakashkaliandiia
It is one of the books. I needed for school.
Galubel
Good resource. Prior version was a graduate school textbook.
Qucid
good
BORZOTA
This was a great read and highly informative. This book provides tremendous insight into the functioning and policies that are designed to contain and police the space of the marginal and disposable of society.
No problems, great buy
Regulating the Poor: The Functions of Public Welfare download epub
Politics & Government
Author: Frances Fox Piven
ISBN: 0394460383
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Random House Inc; 1st edition (July 1, 1971)
Pages: 389 pages