Author: Craig C. WhiteISBN 978-1-60264-484-7(softcover)
ISBN 978-1-60264-510-3 (eBook)
This book unveils an innovative plan to end unemployment and poverty in America through the introduction and implementation of new community structures intentionally designed and constructed to improve and restore viable grass root communities throughout America. The plan allows core American values to be operationalized in the process of putting millions of Americans to work in a new class of highly valued and important jobs. It expands the available sectors of work from two to three, while simultaneously enhancing real or participatory democracy. It also requires the application of scientific methods of investigation and analysis to continuously refine the plan and improve its effectiveness.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Craig C. White is a Professor of Sociology at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV where he has taught since 1967. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology in 1965, Master's Degree in Sociology in 1967, and Doctorate in the Social Psychology of Sport in 1977 from West Virginia University. In 1991, and again in 1993, he served as the Project Manager for two community-wide (Marion County, WV) needs assessments sponsored, respectively, by the United Way and the Governor's Cabinet on Families and Children. In 1994, he delivered the Presidential Lecture at FSU entitled "The American Community: Decline and Restoration." He is the author of two editions (1993, 1995) of an earlier book entitled, "Toward the Resolution of Poverty in America." He was also the men's tennis coach at FSU for 18 years, and has authored an instructional book on tennis (2002). Dr. White resides in Fairmont, WV with his wife, Pat (a former Home School Visitor for the Marion County Board of Education) and has three adult sons (Colin, Davin and Andy). His scholarly and teaching interests persistently include the study of inequality, poverty, unemployment, community, social change and social movements.
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