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Wagner, David

Overview
Works: 28 works in 85 publications in 2 languages and 5,228 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Motion pictures  Children's television programs  Children's films  Case studies  Biography  Animated television programs  Television adaptations  Television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV4505, 791.430280922
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Most widely held works by David Wagner
Confronting homelessness : poverty, politics, and the failure of social policy by David Wagner( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 726 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
You're a good man, Charlie Brown( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schulz's characters Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and more pals celebrate that round-headed kid in an animated mini-musical based on the Tony Award-winning stage hit
Checkerboard Square : culture and resistance in a homeless community by David Wagner( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poorhouse : America's forgotten institution by David Wagner( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of us grew up hearing our parents exclaim 'you are driving me to the poorhouse!' or remember the card in the Monopoly game which says 'Go to the Poorhouse! Lose a Turn!' Yet most Americans know little or nothing of this institution that existed under a variety of names for approximately three hundred years of American history. Exploring the history of the 'inmates' as well as staff and officials in New England, this book connects contemporary times to the 'poorhouse' history as the homeless shelter, jail, prison, and other institutions again hold millions of poor people under institutiona
The new temperance : the American obsession with sin and vice by David Wagner( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 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
What's love got to do with it? : a critical look at American charity by David Wagner( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 583 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 )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordinary people : in and out of poverty in the gilded age by David Wagner( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life as a daymaker : how to change the world by making someone's day by David Wagner( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daymaker- A person who performs acts of kindness with the intention of making the world a better place! You have stumbled onto a simple yet profound idea that can change your life. You don't need money, yet you provide wealth beyond your imagining. You don't have to be spiritually inclined, yet it's the ultimate spiritual behavior. You
The "miracle worker" and the transcendentalist : Annie Sullivan, Franklin Sanborn, and the education of Helen Keller by David Wagner( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Littles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Bigg, a 12-year-old boy, has discovered the existence of the Littles and joins them in many of their adventures. The Littles live, unseen by everyone but Henry, in his home. These nearly human creatures live much as we do, in tightly-knit loving families, with the same cares, worries, and joys that we share. They also travel to far-off places of the world, having even more adventures
Unlikely fame : poor people who made history by David Wagner( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique book depicts the stories of Americans born in poverty, who achieved national or international fame. Accessible to students and lay readers, this scholarly study describes poverty as a disability that typically stunts important areas of growth in childhood. Wagner shows how poverty hampers individuals and groups for their entire lives, even many of those who emerge from poverty. Examples of individuals with difficult childhoods who faced residual lifelong challenges are presented in the stories of 27 Americans, including athlete Babe Ruth, birth control advocate Margaret Sanger, singer Billie Holliday, author Jack London, actress Marilyn Monroe, black leader Malcolm X, singer Johnny Cash, comedian Richard Pryor, author Stephen King, and entertainer Oprah Winfrey. The book yields insight into successful individuals and how they coped, adapted, and ultimately achieved success
National Lampoon's Van Wilder deux( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taj Mahal Badalandabad is back and leaves Coolidge College behind him for the hallowed halls of Camford University in England. He looks to continue his education, and teach an uptight student how to make the most out of her academic career
A male-female continuum : paths to colleagueship by Carol Pierce( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical Hollywood : the untold story behind America's favorite movies by Paul Buhle( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the personal and political lives of the left-wing screenwriters, directors, and actors behind Hollywood's Golden Age
A very dangerous citizen : Abraham Lincoln Polonsky and the Hollywood left by Paul Buhle( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going beyond a biography, this text uses the life of blacklisted Hollywood writer and director Abraham Lincoln Polonsky to help us understand the relationship between art and politics in American culture and to uncover the effects of US anticommunism and anti-Semitism
The Littles. [the biggest Littles celebration ever!]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the true meaning of Christmas with the family with the biggest hearts, the Littles! Living in the walls of houses and other tiny spaces is a race of little people with tails and pointed ears who are rarely seen by humans. Despite their small size, the Littles have the same cares, worries, and joys as we do, but being so tiny brings its own dangers!
Hide in plain sight : the Hollywood blacklistees in film and television, 1950-2002 by Paul Buhle( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden in Plain Sight is Paul Buhle and David Wagner's last book in a trilogy that explores the Hollywood Blacklist and its aftermath. In this book, Buhle and Wagner take up the question of where the blacklistees went after they were hounded out of Hollywood. Some left Hollywood for careers in television with many of them working in children's and family programming such as The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (remember Boris and Natasha?), Daktari, Lassie and Flipper. Many wrote adult sitcoms such as Hogans Heroes, The Donna Reed Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, M*A*S*H and Maude and All in the Family while others worked on socially-themed series such as Justice, Naked City, The Defender and East Side/West Side. Ultimately, many returned to Hollywood in the Sixties to work creatively on films that contained a dose of radical politics and influenced the development of films in that decade including Riffi, The Go-Between, Norma Rae, The Front, Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Planet of the Apes, Midnight Cowboy, and Coming Home. Though they were banished from Hollywood, clearly these men and women never stopped writing and directing
The Littles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Bigg, a 12-year-old boy has discovered the existence of the Littles and joins them in many of their adventures. The Littles live, unseen by everyone but Henry, in his home. These nearly human creatures live much as we do, in tightly-knit loving families, with the same cares, worries, and joys that we share. They also travel to far-off places of the world, having even more adventures
National Lampoon's Van Wilder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taj Mahal Badalandabad is back and leaves Coolidge College behind him for the hallowed halls of Camford University in England. He looks to continue his education, and teach an uptight student how to make the most out of her academic career
 
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Checkerboard Square : culture and resistance in a homeless communityThe poorhouse : America's forgotten institutionThe new temperance : the American obsession with sin and viceWhat's love got to do with it? : a critical look at American charityThe quest for a radical profession : social service careers and political ideologyOrdinary people : in and out of poverty in the gilded ageLife as a daymaker : how to change the world by making someone's dayRadical Hollywood : the untold story behind America's favorite movies