Poverty in Global Perspective: Is Shame a Common Denominator?

Abstract

Focussing on the psychosocial dimensions of poverty, the contention that shame lies at the ‘irreducible absolutist core’ of the idea of poverty is examined through qualitative research with adults and children experiencing poverty in diverse settings in seven countries: rural Uganda and India; urban China; Pakistan; South Korea and United Kingdom; and small town and urban Norway.

Citation

Walker, R. Poverty in Global Perspective: Is Shame a Common Denominator? Journal of Social Policy (2013) 42 (2) 215-233.

Poverty in Global Perspective: Is Shame a Common Denominator?

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