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

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

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Under the affluence : shaming the poor, praising the rich and sacrificing the future of America
Title
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
"'One of the most brilliant, articulate, and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation.'--Michael Eric DysonTim 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 a leading voice for racial equity. In Under the Affluence, Wise builds on his fierce critique of racial privilege to discuss a related issue: class disparity and a culture of cruelty that demonizes those in need. As Wise demonstrates, there was a time when the hardship of fellow Americans stirred feelings of sympathy, civic responsibility, and direct support for policies meant to alleviate poverty. But today, mainstream discourse increasingly blames low-income folks for their own situation, and the notion of an intractable 'culture of poverty' has pushed our country in an especially ugly direction. Wise shows how the wealthy elite have commandeered discussions about class, moving the nation toward scorn and disengagement from the marginalized. With clarity and precision, Wise not only documents growing contempt for the nation's have-nots, but also explores the underlying forces that perpetuate it. In doing so, he demonstrates how classism, racism, and sexism are inextricably linked, and how popular culture contributes to a deepening indifference to those who are struggling. Finally, Wise shows that far from a culture of poverty, it is the culture of affluence and power that deserves the blame for America's simmering economic and social crises. Tim Wise is the author of many books, including Dear White America and Colorblind"--
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Wise, Tim J
Dewey number
305.0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN90.S6
LC item number
W57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
City lights open media
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  • Equality
  • Social classes
  • Poverty
  • Wealth
  • Racism
  • Discrimination
  • United States
  • United States
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Under the affluence : shaming the poor, praising the rich and sacrificing the future of America, Tim Wise
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-360)
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780872866935
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2015022986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Under the affluence : shaming the poor, praising the rich and sacrificing the future of America, Tim Wise
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-360)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780872866935
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2015022986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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