By: Alice Skirtz, PhD, MSW, LISW-S
Skirtz argues that enactment and implementation of legislation grounded in contempt for the economically disadvantaged and schemes contrived to keep affordable housing off the market and to reduce or devolve essential social services have resulted in gross economic inequities, manifest in a collectivity she identifies as “economic others.”
The book examines the constructs of economic others and econocide through three themes:
Alice Skirtz, PhD, MSW, LISW-S
Alice Skirtz, PhD, MSW, LISW-S, is a longtime member of NASW. She has been active in social work with people who are homeless and economically disadvantaged since the 1960s, is a founding organizer of the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, and continues to be actively involved in local issues of affordable housing and economic equity.