Movement Of The Unemployed Analysis

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In the text reading “The Movement of the Unemployed” authors Piven and Cloward explained the emergence of the “Movement of the Unemployed” in the 1930s, entailed a “Transformation of Consciousness and Behavior.” The authors state a transformation of consciousness consists of three aspects: First: The System: People lose faith and efficacy in the political system causing the system to lose its legitimacy. Second: Masses of people start to feel the system is wrong. Third: people who feel helpless to change the political system start to firmly believe they have the efficacy to affect and improve their present work and living conditions as well as force life-changing concession from the economic elites and bureaucrats. (p.1-3). Piven and …show more content…
During the depression of the 1930’s, and the subsequent “movement of the unemployed” caused people to rebel due to loss of their jobs, loss of the rewards of working as well as people’s patterns of everyday life were severely disrupted (due to a lack of jobs, or the extremely low wage of the sparse jobs that were available), homelessness, and starvation. Additionally, a Lack of State or local resources elevated, the general instability of families, and the work lives, of the unemployed, which caused people to lose trust in social institutions. The circumstances of the ‘depression’ of 1930 caused a “Transformation of Consciousness and Behavior” that were the first tenants in the emergence of the” unemployed …show more content…
E.g., this rare split in the alliance of the economic and political elites (with political elites wanting to remain in office). The split allowed “movement’ support from political elites which validated the “movement of the unemployed.” Culled political suppression of the movement, as well as forced political bureaucrats to make concessions, and reforms, reforms as the people of the ‘movement of the unemployed” were constituents of the

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