Biting the Hand That Feeds Them: Organizing Women on Welfare at the Grass Roots Level

Synopsis

"Pope makes an important contribution through her descriptive thought-provoking case study approach. Without romanticizing the poor, she clearly illustrates how the protest model of community organizing was practiced by poor, urban minority women. Because community organizing is still developing, and is still unclear in theory, methods, and principles, her study significantly adds to our knowledge of what community organizing attempts to accomplish and some of its strengths and weaknesses." Social Service Review