Subject: Social Science / General

Subject: Social Science / General

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Man and the Modern City

|9780822960317|Ten Essays|No single view of American cities captures the many problems of urban life-whether the city is analyzed by a politician, an architect, an urban planner, a sociologist, or a psychologist. Man and the Modern City presents the view of ten distinguished urban critics whose variety of approaches places the crucial issues of the city in a broad perspective.| Elizabeth Geen Jeanne R. Lowe Kenneth Walker|| Social Science / General Social Science / Sociology / Urban

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Strangers to the City

|9780822951353|Urban Man in Jos, Nigeria|Leonard Plotnicov offers a fascinating study of the urbanization of tribal Africans. His study is based on extensive interviews with residents of Jos, Nigeria over a two-year period. The participants come from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds, and Plotnicov portrays the difficulties associated with assimilation into a Westernized society.| Leonard Plotnicov|| Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural Social Science / General

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Poor Law to Poverty Program

|9780822952435|Economic Security Policy in Britain and the United States|The welfare state is a pervasive and controversial aspect of contemporary society. Samuel Mencher provides a historical and philosophical background on the growth of welfare policy through its sources, concepts, and specific programs. He covers a period from the English Poor Law of the sixteenth century through contemporary times-viewing changing attitudes toward poverty, new concepts on the nature of man and the influence of scientific thought-and also discusses mercantilism, laissez-faire, utilitarianism, liberalism, socialism, romanticism, social Darwinism, and modern capitalism as major influences on the growth of economic security policy.| Samuel Mencher|| History…

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