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Piven, Frances Fox

Overview
Works: 105 works in 307 publications in 3 languages and 13,589 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: HV95, 322.440973
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Regulating the poor; the functions of public welfare by Frances Fox Piven( Book )

64 editions published between 1956 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 2,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on the New Deal and the Great Society
Poor people's movements : why they succeed, how they fail by Frances Fox Piven( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have the poor fared best by participating in conventional electoral politics or by engaging in mass defiance and disruption' The authors of the classic Regulating The Poor assess the successes and failures of these two strategies as they examine, in this provocative study, four protest movements of lower-class groups in 20th century America: -- The mobilization of the unemployed during the Great Depression that gave rise to the Workers' Alliance of America -- The industrial strikes that resulted in the formation of the CIO -- The Southern Civil Rights Movement -- The movement of welfare recipients led by the National Welfare Rights Organization. From the Trade Paperback edition
Why Americans don't vote by Frances Fox Piven( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines personal voter registration, describes its supporters, and what is needed to maintain an active electorate
The new class war : Reagan's attack on the welfare state and its consequences by Frances Fox Piven( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of turmoil; essays on poverty, race, and the urban crisis by Richard A Cloward( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Americans still don't vote : and why politicians want it that way by Frances Fox Piven( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why Americans Still Don't Vote takes the story up to the present. Analyzing the results of voter registration reform and drawing compelling historical parallels, Piven and Cloward reveal why neither of the major parties has made a concerted effort to appeal to the interests of the newly registered - and thus why Americans still don't vote."--Jacket
The breaking of the American social compact by Frances Fox Piven( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piven and Cloward demonstrate that under the banner of "globalization," a mobilized American business class is driving down wages and benefits, breaking unions, weakening civil rights, and slashing programs that protect the disadvantaged - all at a time when income and wealth inequality has reached historic extremes. They argue that business elites' claim that ordinary people must make due with less because of the imperatives of the global markets is a hoax, and that the effort to dismantle the social compact should instead be understood as an ideologically powered political mobilization by business
Keeping down the black vote : race and the demobilization of American voters by Frances Fox Piven( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years, the Republican party, the Bush administration, and the conservative movement have made strategies to demobilize likely Democratic voters a key campaign tactic, even overshadowing the Republican efforts to mobilize the Republican party's base. From misinformation campaigns, new voter ID rules, and inordinately long lines at the polls to sloppy and inaccurate registration records and the abuse of felon disenfranchisement laws, party efforts to suppress voters have become the under-the-radar dynamic determining American elections. Keeping Down the Black Vote reveals that the effort to rig the system is not all that new. Party competition in America has frequently taken the form of blocking voters in the opposition, and race has often been at the heart of the game." "In this sharply argued new book, three of America's leading experts on party politics and elections revisit gripping stories of the rise of black voting power in the cities, including Harold Washington's historic bid for mayor of Chicago in 1983, and trace the voter suppression tactics that have been employed to counteract the contemporary mobilization of black voters across the nation over the last twenty-five years. Today, over forty years after the Voting Rights Act of 1965 demolished bars to voting for African Americans, the effort to prevent black people - as well as Latinos and the poor in general - from voting is resurging. New tactics to suppress the vote are invented, and old tactics are revived, ironically usually under the mantle of "election reform." Despite the historic election of an African American president, the dynamics of vote suppression and the methods rooted in the encumbering system of electoral administration still exist." "With clear analysis of the methods of contemporary voter suppression, Keeping Down the Black Vote is a plea for a system of election administration that fosters the most basic right in a democracy - the right to vote."--Jacket
Challenging authority : how ordinary people change America by Frances Fox Piven( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What do the American Revolution, the abolitionist movement, the labor movement, and the Vietnam antiwar movement have in common? These are examples of the profound moments in American history when ordinary Americans collectively and persuasively told the government ENOUGH! Challenging Authority argues that ordinary people exercise extraordinary political courage and power in American politics when, frustrated by politics as usual, they rise up in anger and hope, and defy the authorities and the status quo rules that ordinarily govern their daily lives. By doing so, they disrupt the workings of important institutions and become a force in American politics." --Book jacket
The war at home : the domestic costs of Bush's militarism by Frances Fox Piven( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frances Fox Piven, one of the country's most celebrated social scientists, raises questions others have not. She examines the ways the war on terror served to shore up the Bush administration's political base and analyzes the manner in which flag-waving politicians used the emotional fog of war to further their regressive social and economic agendas. Always in the past governments that made war sooner or later tried to reward their peoples for the blood and wealth they were forced to sacrifice. During World War II, tax rates on the wealthy rose to 90 percent; toward the end of the Vietnam War, eighteen-year-olds were given the right to vote. In this war, taxes on the rich have been slashed, and democratic rights are being rolled back. Even veteran's benefits have been sharply reduced. The War at Home makes sense of these developments by putting the current domestic fallout of war in the context of history - and by turning an unsentimental eye on the domestic motivations of American militarism
Labor parties in postindustrial societies( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work, welfare and politics : confronting poverty in the wake of welfare reform( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aufstand der Armen by Frances Fox Piven( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass appeal( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Social movements are not a new phenomenon. Fundamental to all social movements, past and present, is the idea of collective identity. But other factors that are at play often determine whether a social movement will be a success or failure." Looks at the women's movement, civil rights and the gay rights movements as examples of American social change through united social action and also at the recent ANSWER Coalition (Act Now To Stop War and End Racism)
Lessons for our struggle by Frances Fox Piven( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The healthy growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement depends on a proper understanding of past struggles
I movimenti dei poveri : i loro successi, i loro fallimenti by Frances Fox Piven( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great divide wealth inequality in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[From container] "EVC youth producers reflect on their families' struggles with poverty as they try to make sense of the country's economic and political crisis
The function of research in the formation of city planning policy a case study by Frances Fox Piven( )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate imperialism for the poor by Richard A Cloward( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's afraid of Frances Fox Piven? : the essential writings of the professor Glenn Beck loves to hate by Frances Fox Piven( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sociologist and political scientist Frances Fox Piven and her late husband Richard Cloward have been famously credited by Glenn Beck with devising the Cloward/Piven Strategy," a world view responsible, according to Beck, for everything from creating a culture of poverty" and fomenting violent revolution" to causing global warming and the recent financial crisis. Called an enemy of the people," over the past year Piven has been subjected to an unprecedented campaign of hatred and disinformation, spearheaded by Beck. How is it that a distinguished university professor, past president of the American Sociological Association, and recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her work on behalf of the poor and for American voting rights, has attracted so much negative attention? For anyone who is skeptical of the World According to Beck, here is a guide to the ideas that Glenn fears most. Who's Afraid of Frances Fox Piven? is a concise, accessible introduction to Piven's actual thinking (versus Beck's outrageous claims), from her early work on welfare rights and poor people's movements," written with her late husband Richard Cloward, through her influential examination of American voting habits, and her most recent work on the possibilities for a new movement for progressive reform. A major corrective to right-wing bombast, this essential book is also a rich source of ideas and inspiration for anyone interested in progressive change"--. Provided by publisher
 
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Alternative Names
Fox, Frances.

Fox, Frances 1932-

Fox Frances Piven

Fox Piven, Frances

Fox Piven, Frances 1932-

Fox Piven, Francis 1932-

Frances Fox Piven American sociologist

Frances Fox Piven kanadische Politikwissenschaftlerin und Hochschullehrerin, Professorin für Politikwissenschaft

Piven, Frances F.

Piven, Frances F. 1932-

Piven, Francis Fox 1932-

Languages
English (205)

German (9)

Italian (2)

Covers
Poor people's movements : why they succeed, how they failWhy Americans still don't vote : and why politicians want it that wayThe breaking of the American social compactKeeping down the black vote : race and the demobilization of American votersChallenging authority : how ordinary people change AmericaThe war at home : the domestic costs of Bush's militarismWork, welfare and politics : confronting poverty in the wake of welfare reformWho's afraid of Frances Fox Piven? : the essential writings of the professor Glenn Beck loves to hate