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Poverty in the United States
HIST 142
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 142, WMST 121

Who are the poor, and what function do they serve for the larger social, economic and cultural order in the United States? This seminar will address knowledge about poor populations from the late 19th to the late 20th century, with an emphasis on the shifts in capital accumulation, class formation and industrial organization that the poor themselves must engage. Attempts to redress poverty, statist and nonstatist, will also be a focus. Our readings will combine structural and political analyses with cultural theory that addresses the meaning of work, ideologies of self-improvement and community empowerment, public responsibility for the poor, and struggles over relief.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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