The Other America

The Other America - The Other America Michael Harrington...

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The Other America Michael Harrington (1962) Disclaimer: This study guide is meant only as a brief aid to your reading of Harrington’s  book.  Do not rely only on these prompts in preparing for the exam as questions may come  from issues not mentioned in this handout. Chapter One American poverty Invisibility of poverty Middle class awareness of poverty It is much easier in the United States to be decently dressed….can look prosperous. Politically invisible Victims of an impersonal process Aspiration Social blindness A culture of poverty The individual cannot usually break out of this vicious circle . My standard of comparison is not how much worse things used to be. Chapter Two 80 Warren Street An economic underworld “hidden help” Those who became poor Maryland Shaft Number 1 Psychological deprivation Class becomes less obvious…but the disabilities of class remain
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HIST 106 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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