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Praxis for the Poor: Piven and Cloward and the Future of Social Science in Social Welfare Sanford F. Schram

Praxis for the Poor: Piven and Cloward and the Future of Social Science in Social Welfare

Sanford F. Schram

Published January 1st 2002
ISBN : 9780814786642
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315 pages
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Praxis for the Poor puts the relationship of politics to scholarship front and center through an examination of the work of Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward. Piven and Cloward proved that social science could inform social-policy politics in ways that helped energize a movement. Praxis for the Poor offers a critical reflection on their work and builds upon it, demonstrating how a more politically-engaged scholarship can contribute to the struggle for social justice. Necessary reading for political scientists, sociologists, social workers, social welfare activists, policy-makers, and anyone concerned with the plight of the poor and oppressed, Praxis for the Poor shows how social science can play a role in building a better future for social welfare.