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Poverty

Author: Ruth Lister
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2004.
Series: Key concepts (Polity Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on thinking in the field of international development as well as real life accounts to emphasize different aspects of poverty, this work includes a thorough analysis of the relationship between poverty and social exclusion.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Lister
ISBN: 0745625630 9780745625638 0745625649 9780745625645 9780745625644
OCLC Number: 56647520
Description: xi, 238 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Defining poverty --
2. Measuring poverty --
3. Inequality, social divisions and the differential experience of poverty --
4. Poverty and social exclusion --
5. Discourses of poverty : from othering to respect --
6. Poverty and agency : from getting by to getting organized --
7. Poverty, human rights and citizenship --
Conclusions : from concept to politics.
Series Title: Key concepts (Polity Press)
Responsibility: Ruth Lister.
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Poverty remains one of the most urgent issues of our time. In this stimulating new textbook, Ruth Lister introduces students to the meaning and experience of poverty in the contemporary world.  Read more...

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"It set me thinking about what we have done -- right and wrong -- as a labour government since 1997 to fight the war on poverty in Britain." Ed Balls, Former Chief Economic Advisor to the Treasury, Read more...

 
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