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Published: 13 July 2017

376 Pages


ISBN: 9780190660727

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Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens

Down and Out on the Silver Screen

Stephen Pimpare

  • Examines (and features screenshots from) nearly 300 films released between 1902 and 2014.
  • First serious effort to examine poverty and homeless in film, a consistently prevalent — and heretofore unaddressed — phenomenon in American film.
  • Provides answers to major questions for filmmakers, filmgoers, and policymakers.
  • Of interest to film buffs and policy wonks; students of social work, social welfare, public policy, film studies, and history; and anyone concerned with poverty, inequality, and pop culture.

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