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Frances Fox Piven

Frances Fox Piven

Frances Fox Piven is professor of political science and sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she has taught since 1982. Her latest book is "Who’s Afraid of Frances Fox Piven? The Essential Writings of the Professor Glenn Beck Loves to Hate" (The New Press). She is the author and co-author of numerous books, including "The War at Home: The Domestic Costs of Bush's Militarism" (2004) and "Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America" (2006), "Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail" (1978) and has received career and lifetime achievement awards from the American Sociological Association and the American Political Science Association.

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Why the Democrats and Movements Need Each Other

The Democrats are not just gaining voters. They are gaining activists determined to transform the party.

Frances Fox Piven ·


 Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything

When it comes to stopping Trump, petitions aren’t going to do it.

Frances Fox Piven ·


Howard Zinn and the Joy of a Political Life

The essays in Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident remind us that Zinn was not just a historian: he was also deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.

Frances Fox Piven ·






The War Against the Poor and Occupy Wall Street

The Politics of Financial Morality

Frances Fox Piven ·

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