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Poor People's Movements
Why They Succeed, How They Fail
by Frances Fox Piven (Dec 11, 1978)
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Have the poor fared best by participating in conventional electoral politics or by engaging in mass defiance and disruption? The authors of the classic Regulating The Poor assess the successes and failures of these two strategies as they examine, in this provocative study, four protest movements of lower-class groups in 20th century America:-- The ...