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Frances Fox Piven
Frances Fox Piven is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociologyat The Graduate Center, CUNY, and the author of the bestselling Poor People's Movements, Regulating the Poor, and Why Americans Don't Vote (with the lateRichard A. Cloward), as well as The War At Home, Keeping Down the... show more

Frances Fox Piven is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociologyat The Graduate Center, CUNY, and the author of the bestselling Poor People's Movements, Regulating the Poor, and Why Americans Don't Vote (with the lateRichard A. Cloward), as well as The War At Home, Keeping Down the Black Vote, and many other books. She lives in New York City.
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Itinerant Librarian on Books
Itinerant Librarian on Books rated it 12 years ago
I dropped it for now in large part because I am just a bit exhausted on political reading. I picked it up out of curiosity, since I know Glenn Beck had been harping on and on about the writings of this professor. The professor does work and advocates theories to empower poor people to stand up for t...
DanAllosso
DanAllosso rated it 14 years ago
Piven asks, “given the power inequalities of American life and the extent to which electoral-representative arrangements are twisted by those inequalities, how does egalitarian reform ever occur in the United States?” The answer, she suggests, is that “the rare intervals of nonincremental democrati...
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