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Faith in the Poor

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Concerned about the distance of academics from the problems they study, Bob Holtman has been living and working on Europe's largest public housing estate, Easterhouse in Glasgow, for many years. In his powerful new book, Holman asks seven people who experience poverty every day to describe the reality of their lives. These moving and articulate accounts of life at the bott ...more
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Lion UK
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Kerfe
Aug 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Goodreads has this Bob Holman confused with the American poet Bob Holman, but they're not the same at all...both worth reading though.

This Bob Homan is an academic who lives with, and advocates for, the poor in Glasgow. In this book he lets his neighbors speak for themselves, describing their lives, their feelings, their ideas.

Mostly there is chaos. In the lives of the poor there is no margin for error.

Cynthia has the most stability; she grew up in a loving two-parent family with a working fathe
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Bob Holman is a former social worker and professor of social administration known primarily for his practical campaigns for the poor. He is the author of A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, A New Deal for Social Welfare, Champions for Children, Children and Crime, and Faith in the Poor.
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