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Wagner, David

Overview
Works: 15 works in 75 publications in 2 languages and 4,491 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Identification guides  Biography  Juvenile works  Children's films  Television adaptations  Drama  Television programs  Animated television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV4505, 362.5925610973
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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 )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 775 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
Checkerboard Square : culture and resistance in a homeless community by David Wagner( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 608 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 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 560 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 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "miracle worker" and the transcendentalist : Annie Sullivan, Franklin Sanborn, and the education of Helen Keller by David Wagner( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insects : a guide to familiar American insects : 225 species in full color by Herbert S Zim( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to North American insects which gives popular name, describes life and reproduction cycles and feeding habits, and includes a range guide
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
Unlikely fame : poor people who made history by David Wagner( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 107 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
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

The Littles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 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
Abuela's weave( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A young Guatemalan girl and her grandmother grow closer as they weave some special creations and then make a trip to the market in hopes of selling them
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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Checkerboard Square : culture and resistance in a homeless community
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The 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 ageInsects : a guide to familiar American insects : 225 species in full colorLife as a daymaker : how to change the world by making someone's day