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Wagner, David

Works: 12 works in 36 publications in 2 languages and 3,308 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Case studies  History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV4505, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Wagner
Confronting homelessness : poverty, politics, and the failure of social policy by David Wagner( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whose fault is homelessness? Thirty years ago the problem exploded as a national crisis, drawing the attention of activists, the media, and policymakers at all levels, yet the homeless population endures to this day, and arguably has grown. In this book the author offers a major reconsideration of homelessness in the U.S., casting a critical eye on how we as a society respond to crises of inequality and stratification. Incorporating local studies into a national narrative, he probes how homelessness shifted from being the subject of a politically charged controversy over poverty and social class to posing a functional question of social service delivery. At the heart of his analysis is insight into why we accept highly symbolic policies that dampen public outrage, but fail to address the fundamental structural problems that would allow real change
The new temperance : the American obsession with sin and vice by David Wagner( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The New Temperance contrasts the new obsession with personal behavior in America during the last two decades with the brief period of relative freedom in the 1960s and early 1970s and suggests strong consistencies with our past. In particular, the late twentieth century appears to have re-created the mood of the Victorian and Progressive Periods, when social movements such as the Temperance, Social Purity, and Vice and Vigilance movements held sway. The New Temperance questions the constant mantra in the media and in political debates about the dangers of personal behavior and challenges America's love affair with repression
Checkerboard Square : culture and resistance in a homeless community by David Wagner( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What's love got to do with it? : a critical look at American charity by David Wagner( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Wagner traces the origins of the charitable mystique from historical and sociological perspectives from its religious roots in missions to convert indigenous peoples, through the rise of foundations and the development of alternative social-service agencies. He goes on to show how America has glorified its private sector at the expense of providing material benefits, such as income support, housing, or medical insurance, to its citizens, and he reveals these practices' immense social costs, which include the institutionalization of poverty among many U.S. citizens."--Jacket
The quest for a radical profession : social service careers and political ideology by David Wagner( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ordinary people : in and out of poverty in the gilded age by David Wagner( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "miracle worker" and the transcendentalist : Annie Sullivan, Franklin Sanborn, and the education of Helen Keller by David Wagner( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unlikely fame : poor people who made history by David Wagner( Book )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Death in the Dolomites : a Rick Montoya Italian mystery by David P Wagner( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rick Montoya is looking forward to a break from his translation business in Rome a week of skiing in the Italian Alps with old college buddy Flavio. But Rick s success helping the Italian police with a murder in Tuscany sends the Campiglio cops his way. An American banker working in Milano is missing. The man s sister, an attractive and spoiled divorcee, has no idea where he could be, nor do the locals who saw him on his way to the slopes
Drüben und drüben : zwei deutsche Kindheiten by David Wagner( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cold Tuscan stone by David P Wagner( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rick Montoya has just moved from New Mexico to Rome, embracing the life of a translator. He's beginning to settle in to la dolce vita when a school friend who is now senior in the Italian Art Squad recruits Rick for an unofficial undercover role. Armed with a list of galleries, suspects, and an expense account, Rick would arrive in Tuscany posing as a buyer for a Santa Fe gallery and flush out priceless burial urn traffickers. But before sunset on Rick's first day, a gallery employee dies in a brutal fall from a high cliff. Has the trade in fraudulent artifacts upgraded to murder' Are the traffickers already on to Rick' The local Commissario and his team consider Rick an amateur, and worse, a foreigner. Plus Rick is a suspect in the dead man's murder. While the Volterra squad pursues its leads, Rick continues to interview his list: a museum director, a top gallery owner, a low-profile import/export businessman and his enterprising color-coordinated assistant, and a sensuous heiress with a private art specialty and clientele. When Rick's girlfriend Erica arrives from Rome to visit him, she rekindles a friendship with an alluring, maybe dangerous, acquaintance. Has Rick's role made him the target of both cops and criminals'
From the poorhouses to the new ones by David Wagner( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lecture and discussion related to Dr. David Wagner's new book The Poorhouse: America's Forgotten Institution. Topics include social and political treatment of America's poor and homeless. Also comparisons to new and old standards and how these issues are handled in other countries
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