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Reframing Poverty: New Thinking and Feeling About Humanity's Greatest Challenge

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Winner of the 2019 Best Book Award in Social Change, sponsored by American Book Fest.
Winner of the 2019 Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Book Award in Cultural Studies / Social Issues.

"Engaging and engrossing ... avoids simple answers in favor of real insights into the roots of poverty."
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"A provocative book that upends conventional thinking
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Kindle Edition, 212 pages
Published June 2nd 2019 by Canyon House Press (first published February 1st 2019)
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Jypsy
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book reminds me of Evicted. It's a different way to look at poverty. It's definitely a subject that should be addressed much more than it actually is. I gained some better insight into the world of poverty from reading this book. Everyone should read this book or something similar simply as an eye opener. I recommend this one.
Bella
This book will definitely provoke some heated discussions. Often times I caught myself wanting to hurl the book against the wall, but I remembered I remembered it was a ebook and my phone wouldve gotten destroyed. But, seriously this book is a well researched and analyzed work on poverty. And the question is how can you put something down youve never experienced?

Often times Insee a lot of people putting down others who are going through poverty. They quickly presume that theyre lazy,
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Donna Hines
How can you speak about poverty when you haven't lived it?
I suppose that's the number one question that is poised here as it's quick to judge but not nearly as quick to come up with sensible solutions to a nationwide and growing problem.
So many have preconceived notions and or myths that have long been emphasized and portrayed about the 'poor' such as they are uneducated, on drugs, lack motivation, lazy, seek handouts not hand ups and more.
I am the new face of poverty.
I'm certainly not lazy in
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Rianna
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone, especially if you are interested in social justice
48/52 books read in 2019.
Provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This might be one of the most important books I've read and I would recommend it to everyone who wants to make this world a better place for all.

As you can see by my rating and bookshelves: I thoroughly loved this book.
This isn't a self help book, but it definitely helped me see how I should change in my social justice work/aspirations. I fall into the emotion anger, I get so angry at the injustices in this world.
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J Earl
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reframing Poverty: new Thinking and Feeling About Humanity's Greatest Challenge from Eric Meade is the type of book that should help the discussion and activity surrounding poverty improve.

In acknowledging the different ways that most people view poverty Meade also highlights why very few people will be in complete agreement with the entire book. Which is not, in and of itself, a bad thing, disagreement and debate usually leads to beneficial tweaks to both ideas and policy. It is only when we
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Social  Good Moms
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poverty in all its multitudinous forms is not an easy subject to broach. An age-old problem, poverty, its root causes, as well as poverty reduction have all been studied and theorized, it seems, ad infinitum. It is not often that someone presents poverty in a more nuanced way than generalized and ubiquitous thinking on poverty. In Reframing Poverty: New Thinking and Feeling About Humanitys Greatest Challenge, Eric Meade takes a deep dive into how poverty is more of an emotional construct that ...more
Chelsea Gilgore
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author of this books goal is to make the reader rethink their feelings and emotions when confronted with poverty. And boy does he succeed at this.

At times I was flabbergasted, angry, and distraught. Eric Meade begins by defining poverty for us in new way. It evoked such a strong reaction that I had begun writing a review for this book nearly as soon as I began reading, I was so viscerally upset with Mr. Meade. He defines poverty through the eyes of a viewer. We know someone is in poverty if
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Dora Okeyo
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One thing is certain about this book: it summons you to a conversation about poverty. I mean just that. There's been a lot that's been said about poverty, policies written, enacted and charities established all over the world to "eradicate" or "combat" poverty and each working within it's own definition. The author attempts to evoke human emotion in understanding poverty and calls for a different approach, one that some would agree with and others would not, but he backs it up with detailed ...more
Anett Kovacs
Note: I received a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley.

In Reframing Poverty, Eric Meade shows a different way of thinking about poverty, its causes and possible steps to reduce it. He takes up the task to explain poverty through the feelings it evokes by looking at it from the outside. Whether it's anger, disgust, or sadness, the tries to validate all kinds of emotions linked to it and approaches the problems from different perspectives. The author emphasizes that life is nonlinear and the
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Cristie Underwood
The author wrote a thought-provoking account about what poverty is and how to fix it. The problem with our society is that the people attempting to fix this issue have never experienced being poor and have no clue the effects that it has on the people experiencing poverty. The author's approach of laying out how it affects all of us whether or not we live in poverty was interesting. I found this to be an interesting read.
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ERIC MEADE is a futurist, speaker, and consultant serving nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies. He is the author of Reframing Poverty: New Thinking and Feeling About Humanity's Greatest Challenge. He is the principal at the Whole Mind Strategy Group, a consulting consortium based in Superior, Colorado. He teaches graduate courses on strategic planning and social innovation at American ...more

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