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Poverty Knowledge:
Social Science, Social Policy, and the Poor in Twentieth-Century U.S. History
Alice O'Connor

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 3
PART ONE 23
Chapter 1. Origins: Poverty and Social Science in The Era of Progressive Reform 25
Chapter 2. Poverty Knowledge as Cultural Critique: The Great Depression 55
Chapter 3. From the Deep South to the Dark Ghetto: Poverty Knowledge, Racial Liberalism, and Cultural "Pathology" 74
Chapter 4. Giving Birth to a "Culture of Poverty": Poverty Knowledge in Postwar Behavioral Science, Culture, and Ideology 99
Chapter 5. Community Action 124
PART TWO 137
Chapter 6. In the Midst of Plenty: The Political Economy of Poverty in the Affluent Society 139
Chapter 7. Fighting Poverty with Knowledge: The Office of Economic Opportunity and the Analytic Revolution in Government 166
Chapter 8. Poverty's Culture Wars 196
PART THREE 211
Chapter 9. The Poverty Research Industry 213
Chapter 10. Dependency, the "Underclass," and a New Welfare "Consensus": Poverty Knowledge for a Post-Liberal, Postindustrial Era 242
Chapter 11. The End of Welfare and the Case for a New Poverty Knowledge 284
Notes 297
Index 359

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