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Poverty propaganda : exploring the myths

Author: Tracy Shildrick
Publisher: Bristol ; Chicago, IL : Policy Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poverty Propaganda debunks many popular myths and misconceptions about poverty and its prevalence, causes and consequences. In particular, it highlights the role of 'poverty propaganda' in sustaining class divides in perpetuating poverty and disadvantage in contemporary Britain.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy Shildrick
ISBN: 1447324005 9781447324003
OCLC Number: 1031456693
Description: 1 online resource (v, 186 pages)
Contents: Intro; POVERTY PROPAGANDA; Contents; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; Poverty denied, despised and misunderstood; Neoliberalism, austerity and declining working-class opportunities; Who speaks for whom about poverty?; Conclusions; 2. Poverty propaganda; Introduction; What is poverty propaganda?; 'Welfare' as supporting and driving poverty; From social justice to 'broken Britain' and those terrible 'troubled families'; From the respectable working class to the 'underclass'; Conclusions; 3. Poverty and lived experiences; Introduction. Struggling and getting by: the everyday experience of povertyIll health and poverty; Poverty, austerity and 'welfare' reform; Food bank Britain; Conclusions; 4. Poverty, labour markets and 'poor work'; Introduction; Global capitalism, neoliberalism and the growth of low-paid and insecure work; Hard work, poverty and insecurity: experiencing poor work; Working-class employment opportunities: the importance of place; Conclusions; 5. Poverty, social class and social immobility; Introduction; Individualisation, social class and the messy middle; Poverty and the question of inheritance. The 'opportunity society' and the myth of meritocracyConclusion; 6. Poverty: discrimination, stigma and shame; Introduction; Poverty: stigma and shame; Working-class consumption, the problems of excess and the emergence of the 'poor' consumer; Stigma, shame and discrimination; Conclusions; 7. Poverty propaganda and reproduction of poverty, power and inequality; Introduction; Inequality, poverty propaganda and policies that hurt the most disadvantaged; Poverty propaganda and public opinion; Power, profits and the reproduction of inequality; Conclusions; 8. Conclusions. Poverty: exploring the mythsReferences; Index.
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