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Piven, Frances Fox

Works: 101 works in 297 publications in 3 languages and 13,538 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
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 )
57 editions published between 1956 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,624 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 )
27 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,960 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 )
18 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 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 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The politics of turmoil; essays on poverty, race, and the urban crisis by Richard A Cloward( Book )
18 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why Americans still don't vote : and why politicians want it that way by Frances Fox Piven( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Frances Fox Piven and Richard A. Cloward were key players in the long battle to reform voter registration laws that finally resulted in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (also known as the motor voter law). When Why Americans Don't Vote was first published in 1988, this battle was still raging, and their book a fiery salvo. It demonstrated that the twentieth century had seen a concerted effort to restrict voting by immigrants and blacks through a combination of poll taxes, literacy tests, and unwieldy voter registration requirements."
The breaking of the American social compact by Frances Fox Piven( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 580 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
Challenging authority : how ordinary people change America by Frances Fox Piven( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 539 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 exrtodinary 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." From the bookjacket
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 529 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
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 485 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 )
13 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 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regulierung der Armut : die Politik d. öffentl. Wohlfahrt by Frances Fox Piven( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 63 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
Lessons for Our Struggle by Frances Fox Piven( )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The healthy growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement depends on a proper understanding of past struggles
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)
Who's afraid of Frances Fox Piven? : the essential writings of the professor Glenn Beck loves to hate by Frances Fox Piven( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 31 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 p
Corporate imperialism for the poor by Richard A Cloward( )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How East New York became a ghetto by Walter Thabit( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In response to the riots of the mid-'60s, Walter Thabit was hired to work with the community of East New York to develop a plan for low- and moderate-income public housing. In the years that followed, he experienced first-hand the forces that had engineered East New York's dramatic decline and that continued to work against its successful revitalization. How East New York Became a Ghetto describes the shift of East New York from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to a largely black and Puerto Rican neighborhood and shows how the resulting racially biased policies caused the deterioration o
I movimenti dei poveri : i loro successi, i loro fallimenti by Frances Fox Piven( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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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-
Piven, Frances F.
Piven, Frances F. 1932-
Piven, Francis Fox 1932-
English (199)
German (9)
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