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The New Poverty Studies the Ethnography of Power, Politics and Impoverished People in the United States

by Judith Goode

  • ISBN: 9780814731154
  • ISBN10: 0814731155

The New Poverty Studies the Ethnography of Power, Politics and Impoverished People in the United States

by Judith Goode

  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: New York Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780814731154
  • ISBN10: 0814731155
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Description: Stock market euphoria and blind faith in the post-Cold War economy have driven the topic of poverty from popular and scholarly discussion in the United States. At the same time the gap between the rich and poor has never been wider. The New Poverty Studies critically examines the new war against the poor that has accompanied the rise of the New Economy in the past two decades, and details the myriad ways poor people have struggled against it.

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.

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