Castaway Mountain gives voice to families who have been impoverished by the whims of the powerful.
Listening to the poorest and most dislocated, Susan J. Dunlap hears the music of faith.
Food stamps may be the most effective tool we have for fighting domestic poverty.
It’s a terrific policy for fighting child poverty. But my family doesn’t need the money.
Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger exposes the misogyny within the restaurant industry.
Onaje X. O. Woodbine’s book about a Black woman’s life is a model of ethnographic work that centers the voice of its subject.
Cassie Chambers tells family stories and considers the history of the people of Owsley County, Kentucky.
Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz shows how the post-9/11 US has intensified control of women’s bodies.
The abundance of giving
Stephanie Land's memoir reveals the intimacy and power of a housecleaner’s labor.
As Père Diegue surveyed the unfinished classroom, he remarked: “I’m beginning to understand why I am here.”
Making work a prerequisite for benefits is costly, inefficient, and ineffective.
More than a memoir, Kate Hennessy's book about her grandmother is a participant biography written from the inside out.
Poverty of spirit, like any kind of poverty, is unenviable but survivable.
Who I'd invite to my writers' dinner party