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The poverty of the world, rediscovering the poor at home and abroad, 1941-1968, Sheyda F.A. Jahanbani.

Exploring the origins of a conception of global poverty in 20th century American thought, this text argues that a group of liberals worked to advance a vision of American power in the world that put poverty-fighting at its centre
Table Of Contents
Cover -- The Poverty of the World -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: "The World's Problem in Miniature": Global Poverty in the American Century -- 1. "This World- Wide Need": John Collier and the Origins of the Global War on Poverty -- 2. "Not Modern Men": Oscar Lewis's Theory of Global Poverty -- 3. "The Only War We Seek": Discovering World Poverty and Building an Empire of Affluence -- 4. "Challenge to Affluence": Promoting Poverty- Fighting as the National Purpose -- 5. "The United States Contains an Underdeveloped Nation": World Poverty Comes Home -- 6. "One Global War on Poverty": Building a Volunteer Army for the Empire of Affluence -- 7. "Living Poor": Representing the Global War on Poverty -- Conclusion: Neither Peace nor Honor Won: Retreat in the Global War on Poverty -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Also issued in print: 2023
Physical Description
1 online resource (401 pages)
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