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Poor People's Movements

Why They Succeed, How They Fail

Frances Fox Piven

Have the poor fared best by participating in conventional electoral politics or by engaging in mass defiance and disruption? The authors of the classic Regulating The Poor assess the successes and failures of these two strategies as they examine, in this provocative study, four protest movements of lower-class groups in 20th century America:-- The ...
Publish Date
December 11
First Published in 1977
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Jul 26, 2019
@AlyssaRosenberg @arncj32 Piven and Cloward are great on this, and a big touchstone for a lot of activists today. Their book "Poor People's Movements" is 40 years old, but it remains crucial reading.      source
Feb 12, 2018
Frances Fox Piven's book Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail taught me so much about transformative political moments, and this was a really great and thoughtful interview      source