Poverty propaganda

Confronting the myths

By Tracy Shildrick

Poverty propaganda
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    11 Apr 2017
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    208 pages
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    978-1447323983
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    156 x 234 mm
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Does ‘real’ poverty still exist in Britain? How do people differentiate between the supposed ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor? Is there a culture of worklessness passed down generation to generation? Bringing together historical and contemporary material, Poverty Propaganda: Confronting the myths sheds new light on how poverty is understood in contemporary Britain.

Written in straightforward language, it debunks many popular myths and misconceptions about poverty, its prevalence, causes and consequences, and concludes with suggestions for change.
Dr Tracy Shildrick is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. She is co-author of Poverty and insecurity (Policy Press, 2012) which won the Peter Townsend 2013 prize. Her research interests span youth transitions, worklessness, poverty and social exclusion.
Introduction;
Poverty propaganda;
Lived realities;
Labour markets and ‘poor work’;
Class and social immobility;
Discrimination, stigma and shame;
Poverty propaganda and the (re) production of poverty and privilege;
Conclusions.

"An essential guide to poverty in 21st Century Britain. Poverty Propaganda examines how the truth about poverty, its causes and consequences, continue to be hidden behind headlines, stories and images of the feckless undeserving poor." Imogen Tyler, University of Lancaster

About the book

Does ‘real’ poverty still exist in Britain? How do people differentiate between the supposed ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor? Is there a culture of worklessness passed down generation to generation? Bringing together historical and contemporary material, Poverty Propaganda: Confronting the myths sheds new light on how poverty is understood in contemporary Britain.

Written in straightforward language, it debunks many popular myths and misconceptions about poverty, its prevalence, causes and consequences, and concludes with suggestions for change.

Content

Introduction;
Poverty propaganda;
Lived realities;
Labour markets and ‘poor work’;
Class and social immobility;
Discrimination, stigma and shame;
Poverty propaganda and the (re) production of poverty and privilege;
Conclusions.
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