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Frances Fox Piven

Born: 10-Oct-1932
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist, Sociologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Regulating The Poor

Husband: Herman Piven (div., one daughter)
Daughter: Sarah
Husband: Richard A. Cloward (d. 2001)

    University: BA City Planning, University of Chicago (1953)
    University: MA, University of Chicago (1956)
    University: PhD, University of Chicago (1962)
    Professor: School of Social Work, Columbia University (1966-72)
    Professor: Political Science, Boston University (1972-82)
    Professor: City University of New York (1982-)

    American Civil Liberties Union Board of Directors
    American Political Science Association
    American Sociological Association President (2006-07)
    Democratic Socialists of America Board of Directors
    Human SERVE Co-Founder (1983)
    National Welfare Rights Organization (1966)
    Society for the Study of Social Problems
    Naturalized US Citizen 1953
    Russian Ancestry

Author of books:
Regulating the Poor: The Functions of Public Welfare (1971, sociology, with Richard Cloward)
The Politics of Turmoil: Essays on Poverty, Race and the Urban Crisis (1974, sociology, with Richard Cloward)
Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail (1977, sociology, with Richard Cloward)
The New Class War: Reagan's Attack on the Welfare State and Its Consequences (1982, sociology, with Richard Cloward)
The Mean Season (1987, sociology, with Richard Cloward)
Why Americans Don't Vote (1988, sociology, with Richard Cloward)
The Breaking of the American Social Compact (1997, sociology, with Richard Cloward)
The War at Home: The Domestic Costs of Bush's Militarism (2004)
Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America (2006)
Keeping Down the Black Vote: Race and the Demobilization of American Voters (2009)


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