Representing poverty: attacking representations anthropological perspectives on poverty in development [Draft].

Abstract

The author argues that an anthropological perspective throws considerable light on the constitution of poverty, as both a category of development thinking and as a label applied to particular social categories. The application of such categories and the political implications of such classifications are explored through an analysis of social development perspectives on poverty and a discussion of the new institutional mechanisms for monitoring poverty.

Citation

Representing poverty: attacking representationsanthropological perspectives on poverty in development [Draft]., presented at Staying Poor: Chronic Poverty and Development Policy, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, 7-9 April 2003. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, UK, 18 pp.

Representing poverty: attacking representations anthropological perspectives on poverty in development [Draft].

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