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"It set me thinking about what we have done - right and wrong - as a labour government since 1997 to fight the war on poverty in Britain."

Ed Balls, Former Chief Economic Advisor to the Treasury, in Tribune

"[A] sorely needed and timely contribution to the field."


Benefits

"A rich and insightful analysis which deepens and broadens the understanding of poverty today."

International Social Security Review

"This book is a major contribution ... and should be read not only by students and academics but also by anti-poverty activists."

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Poverty remains one of the most urgent issues of our time. In this stimulating new textbook, Ruth Lister introduces students to the meaning and experience of poverty in the contemporary world.

The book opens with a lucid discussion of current debates around the definition and measurement of poverty in industrialized societies, before embarking on a thought-provoking and multi-faceted exploration of its conceptualization. It draws on thinking in the field of international development and real life accounts to emphasize aspects of poverty such as powerlessness, lack of voice, loss of dignity and respect.

In so doing, the book embraces the relational, cultural, symbolic as well as material dimensions of poverty and makes important links between poverty and other concepts like well-being, capabilities, social divisions and exclusion, agency and citizenship. It concludes by making the case for reframing the politics of poverty as a claim for redistribution and recognition. The result is a rich and insightful analysis, which deepens and broadens our understanding of poverty today.


This book will be essential reading for all students in the social sciences, as well as researchers, activists and policy-makers.


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At the start of the twenty-first century, almost half the world's people suffer in a state of 'deep poverty amid plenty', measured (somewhat arbitrarily) as an income of less than $2 a day (World Bank, 2001: 3). Read the first page
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