Getting to Know the Poor
American University - Washington College of Law
Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal, Vol. 14, p. 66, 2011
American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2011-25
This essay explores how we get to know the poor, focusing on the poor voices literature of academics and international institutions. I first examine the challenge of avoiding tokenism while still providing context in portrayals of the poor. The essay then highlights the distance between the poor and the non-poor, showing how this separation, when coupled with negative stereotypes regarding the poor, can negatively impact policy.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 32
Keywords: Poverty, Voices of the Poor, Welfare, Class, SegregationAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 8, 2011
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