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Listening to the Voices of Poor Women

Listening to the Voices of Poor Women

Bernice Lott (Editor), Heather E. Bullock (Editor), Irene Hanson Frieze (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-10081-6

Jan 2002

242 pages

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Description

The subject of poverty in the United States is one of central concern, with regards to social issues and justice. Its relative invisibility in psychology reflects the discipline's dominant middle-class standpoint. This issue focuses specifically on the voices of poor women in the United States.
Part I: Introduction:.

1. "Who Are the Poor?": Bernice Lott, University of Rhode Island; Heather E. Bullock: University of California-Santa Cruz.

Part II: Beliefs About the Poor:.

2. "Attitudes Toward the Poor and Attributions for Poverty": Catherine Cozzarelli, Kansas State University; Anna V. Wilkinson, Rice University; Michael J. Tagler, Kansas State University.

3. "Media Images of the Poor": Heather E. Bullock, University of California–Santa Cruz; Karen Fraser Wyche, New York University; Wendy R. Williams: University of California–Santa Cruz.

Part III: Needs, Strengths, and Barriers.

4. "Low-Income Parents and the Public Schools": Bernice Lott, University of Rhode Island.

5. "Welfare Mother's Reflections on Personal Responsibility": Jacquelin W. Scarbrough, Regis College.

6. "Low-Income Women Speak out About Housing: A High-Stakes Game of Musical Chairs": Joan H. Rollins, Rhode Island College; Renee N. Saris, Ball State University; Ingrid Johnston-Robledo: State University of New York at Fredonia.

7. "Experiences of Women on Public Assistance": Guerda Nicolas, College of St. Elizabeth; Varzi JeanBaptiste, New York State Psychiatric Institute.

8. "How Can You Pull Yourself up by Your Bootstraps, if You Don't Have Boots? Work-Appropriate Clothing for Poor Women": Diane M. Turner-Bowker, QualityMetric, Inc.

Part IV: Applied Research in Community Agencies:.

9. "More Than Epistemology: Relationships in Applied Research With Underserved Communities": Anne E. Brodsky, University of Maryland Baltimore County.

10. "Negotiating Partnerships in Research on Poverty With Community-Based Agencies": Pamela Trotman Reid, University of Michigan; Eduardo Vianna, Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Part V: Public Policy Implications:.

11. "Poverty, Welfare, and Patriarchy: How Macro-Level Changes in Social Policy Can Help Low-Income Women": Joy K. Rice, University of Wisconsin–Madison .



  • Discusses a relatively invisible topic in psychology-that of poverty in the United States and its relation to social issues first person discussions of housing, the experience of receiving public assistance, being a poor parent in the public school system, and surviving as a poor woman in the workplace.


  • Full spectrum discussion of poverty, from general attitudes and media portrayals of the poor, to the individual voices of the poor, specifically women.


  • First person discussions of housing, the experience of receiving public assistance, being poor parent in the public school system, and surviving as a poor woman in the workplace.