The New Poverty Studies the Ethnography of Power, Politics and Impoverished People in the United States
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: New York Univ Pr
- Publish date: 10/01/2001
- ISBN: 9780814731154
- ISBN10: 0814731155
In updating the 1960s encounter between ethnography and U.S. poverty, The New Poverty Studies highlights the ways poverty is constructed across multiple scales and multiple axes of difference.
Questioning the common wisdom that poverty persists because of the pathology, social isolation and welfare state "dependency" of the poor, the contributors to The New Poverty Studies point instead to economic restructuring and neoliberal policy "reforms" which have caused increased social inequality and economic polarization in the U.S.