In his withering dissection of the origins and misuse of the term underclass" to stereotype and stigmatize the poor, Herbert J. Gans shows how this ubiquitous label has relegated a wide variety of people,welfare recipients, the working poor, teenage mothers, drug addicts, the homeless, and others,to a single condemned class, feared and despised by the rest of society. Probing the deep psychological, social, and political reasons why Americans seek to indict millions of poor citizens as undeserving," Gans calls for a cease ...

The War Against the Poor: The Underclass and Antipoverty Policy 1996, Basic Books

ISBN-13: 9780465019915

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