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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
As a social worker by training and practice, I found this book of great interest. I would highly recommend the text for second-year social work classes and especially for social work policy classes as a supplementary text. I believe that it would also be appropriate for an introductory women's study class as a supplementary text. Due to the cost of the text, I recommend that instructors place the volume on reserve rather than have the students individually purchase the book. The author chronicles the welfare rights movement in Brooklyn, New York, during the late sixties and early seventies in her analysis of the Brooklyn Welfare Action Council (B-WAC). The book does a fine job of identifying the culture of poverty prevalent in New York as well as giving a clear picture of the plight of poor women during this period. However, it does not speak directly to an ethnic or race experience, though this is alluded to throughout the text.
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