Sociology and Anthropology
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ordinary Poverty: A Little Food and Cold
Publisher: Temple University Press
2006, 220 pages
In this trenchant and groundbreaking work, DiFazio presents the
results of welfare reform—from ending entitlements to diminished
welfare benefits—through the eyes and voices of those who were most
directly affected by it. Ordinary Poverty concludes with a
program to guarantee universal rights to a living wage as a crucial
way to end poverty. Ultimately, DiFazio articulates the form a true
poor people's movement would take—one that would link the interests
of all social movements with the interests of ending poverty.
"Bill DiFazio's powerful and prophetic voice is badly needed in
our time. Don't miss it!"
—Cornel West, University Professor of Religion, Princeton