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.
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.