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The Resource The self-help myth : how philanthropy fails to alleviate poverty, Erica Kohl-Arenas

The self-help myth : how philanthropy fails to alleviate poverty, Erica Kohl-Arenas

Label
The self-help myth : how philanthropy fails to alleviate poverty
Title
The self-help myth
Title remainder
how philanthropy fails to alleviate poverty
Statement of responsibility
Erica Kohl-Arenas
Title variation
How philanthropy fails to alleviate poverty
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Self-Help Myth reveals how philanthropy maintains systems of inequality by attracting attention to the behaviors and responsibilities of poor people while shifting the focus away from structural inequities and relationships of power that produce poverty. The book features foundation investments in addressing migrant poverty in California's Central Valley, simultaneously one of the wealthiest agricultural production regions in the world and home to the poorest people in the United States. The case studies show how compromises between foundation staff and community organizers produce programs that ask farmworkers to help themselves while excluding strategies that address the role of industrial agriculture in creating and maintaining regional poverty. Through archival and ethnographic case studies of foundation investments leading up to the historic Farm Worker Movement, to large scale foundation-driven initiatives to improve conditions in agricultural communities during the 1990s and 2000s, foundations set firm boundaries around definitions of self-help - excluding labor organizing, immigrant rights, and advocacy approaches that hold industry accountable for the enduring abuses of farmworkers and immigrants. Processes of professionalization and institutionalization required to maintain philanthropic relationships further frustrate nonprofit organizational staff increasingly accountable to foundations and not to the people they aim to represent and serve."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kohl-Arenas, Erica
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Poverty, Interrupted
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farmers
  • Charities
  • Poverty
  • Immigrants
  • California
  • California
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Charities
  • Economic history
  • Farmers
  • Immigrants
  • Poverty
  • California
  • California
  • Armut
  • Einwanderer
  • Philanthropie
  • Landwirtschaft
  • Ausländischer Arbeitnehmer
Label
The self-help myth : how philanthropy fails to alleviate poverty, Erica Kohl-Arenas
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Private philanthropy and the self-help myth -- The hustling arm of the union : nonprofit institutionalization and the compromises of Cesar Chavez -- Foundation driven initiatives : civic participation for what? -- Selling mutual prosperity : worker-grower partnerships and the "win-win paradigm."
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ocn928891054
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520959293
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt19694hw
  • cfa81d80-f77d-4df6-b5c4-025b6070cdd2
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)928891054
Label
The self-help myth : how philanthropy fails to alleviate poverty, Erica Kohl-Arenas
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Private philanthropy and the self-help myth -- The hustling arm of the union : nonprofit institutionalization and the compromises of Cesar Chavez -- Foundation driven initiatives : civic participation for what? -- Selling mutual prosperity : worker-grower partnerships and the "win-win paradigm."
Control code
ocn928891054
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520959293
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt19694hw
  • cfa81d80-f77d-4df6-b5c4-025b6070cdd2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)928891054

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