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Riches for the Poor: The Clemente Course in the Humanities, Earl Shorris

Author:    Earl Shorris

Title:   Riches for the Poor: The Clemente Course in the Humanities

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    W. W. Norton & Company September 2000

ISBN Number:    0393320669 / 9780393320664

Seller ID:   111563

"Rich people learn the humanities; you didn't. . . . It is generally accepted in America that the liberal arts and humanities in particular belong to the elite. I think you're the elite." In this groundbreaking work, Shorris examines the nature of poverty in America today. Why are people poor, and why do they stay poor? Shorris argues that they lack politics, or the ability to participate fully in the public world; knowing only the immediacy and oppression of force, the poor remain trapped and isolated. To test his theory, Shorris creates an experimental school teaching the humanities to poor people, giving them the means to reflect and negotiate rather than react. The results are nothing short of astonishing. Originally published in hardcover under the title New American Blues.

Price = 22.95 USD



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