The Resource Under the affluence: : shaming the poor, praising the rich and sacrificing the future of America, Tim Wise, (electronic resource)

Under the affluence: : shaming the poor, praising the rich and sacrificing the future of America, Tim Wise, (electronic resource)

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Under the affluence: : shaming the poor, praising the rich and sacrificing the future of America
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Under the affluence:
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shaming the poor, praising the rich and sacrificing the future of America
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Tim Wise
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Language
eng
Summary
Tim Wise is one of America's most prolific public intellectuals. His critically acclaimed books, high-profile media interviews, and year-round speaking schedule have established him as an invaluable voice in any discussion on issues of race and multicultural democracy. In Under the Affluence, Wise discusses a related issue: economic inequality and the demonization of those in need. He reminds us that there was a time when the hardship of fellow Americans stirred feelings of sympathy, solidarity for struggling families, and support for policies and programs meant to alleviate poverty. Today, however, mainstream discourse blames people with low income for their own situation, and the notion of an intractable "culture of poverty" has pushed our country in an especially ugly direction. Tim Wise argues that far from any culture of poverty, it is the culture of predatory affluence that deserves the blame for America's simmering economic and social crises. He documents the increasing contempt for the nation's poor, and reveals the forces at work to create and perpetuate it. With clarity, passion and eloquence, he demonstrates how America's myth of personal entitlement based on merit is inextricably linked to pernicious racial bigotry, and he points the way to greater compassion, fairness, and economic justice
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Midwest
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Wise, Tim J
Dewey number
305.0973
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Open Media Series
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  • Equality
  • Social classes
  • Poverty
  • Wealth
  • Racism
  • Discrimination
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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Under the affluence: : shaming the poor, praising the rich and sacrificing the future of America, Tim Wise, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11860462
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multicolored
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1 online resource
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Under the affluence: : shaming the poor, praising the rich and sacrificing the future of America, Tim Wise, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11860462
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11860462
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11860462
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11860462
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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