Who's Afraid of Frances Fox Piven?: The Essential Writings of the Professor Who Drives Glenn Beck Crazy

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  • Copyright: 8/9/2011
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Sociologist and political scientist Frances Fox Piven and her late husband Richard Cloward have been famously credited by Glenn Beck - the right-wing Fox News presenter - with devising a world view responsible for everything from creating a culture of poverty to fomenting violent revolution, causing global warming and the recent financial crisis. Called an 'enemy of the people' by Beck, Fox Piven has become public enemy fodder for the American right. This is a concise introduction to her actual thinking, from welfare rights to voting habits and progressive reform.

Author Biography

Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, is an expert in the development of the welfare state, political movements, urban politics, voting, and electoral politics. She has taught at numerous universities in the United States and Europe and is the author of many books, including the bestselling Poor People's Movements (with Richard Cloward). The recipient of numerous academic and public awards for her work, she lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Low-Income People and the Political Process, 1963p. l
The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty, 1966p. 18
Economic Collapse, Mass Unemployment, and the Rise of Disorder, 1971p. 41
The Structuring of Protest, 1977p. 67
The Welfare Rights Movement, 1977p. 103
Toward a Class-Based Realignment of American Politics: A Movement Strategy, 1983p. 163
Does Voting Matter?, 2000p. 194
The Nature of Disruptive Power, 2006p. 207
Obama Needs a Protest Movement, 2008p. 227
Mobilizing the Jobless, 2010p. 232
Epilogue: Glenn Beck Targets Frances Fox Piven, 2011p. 237
Afterword: An interview with Frances Fox Piven by Cornel Westp. 241
Permissionsp. 257
Notesp. 259
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