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Reconsidering Culture And Poverty (The Annals Of The American Academy Of Political And Social Science Series) David Harding

Reconsidering Culture And Poverty (The Annals Of The American Academy Of Political And Social Science Series)

David Harding

Published May 21st 2010
ISBN : 9781412988971
Hardcover
225 pages
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Culture has returned to the poverty research agenda.Over the past decade, sociologists, demographers, and even economists have begun asking questions about the role of culture in many aspects of poverty, at times even explaining the behavior ofMoreCulture has returned to the poverty research agenda.Over the past decade, sociologists, demographers, and even economists have begun asking questions about the role of culture in many aspects of poverty, at times even explaining the behavior of low-income populations in reference to cultural factors. Unlike their predecessors, contemporary researchers rarely claim that culture will sustain itself for multiple generations regardless of structural changes, and they almost never use the term pathology, which implied in an earlier era that people would cease to be poor if they changed their culture. The new generation of scholars conceives of culture in substantially different ways.In this latest issue of the ANNALS, readers are treated to thought-provoking articles that attempt to bridge the gap between poverty and culture scholarship, highlighting new trends in poverty research.This volume is vital reading, not only for sociologists but also for researchers across the social sciences as a whole.