CDN$ 29.99
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Poverty has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Poverty Paperback – Illustrated, Dec 10 2004


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback, Illustrated
"Please retry"
CDN$ 29.99
CDN$ 19.43 CDN$ 27.96

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
click to open popover

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Polity (Dec 10 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745625649
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745625645
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 322 g
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,218,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description

Review

"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."

Citizen's Income Newsletter

From the Back Cover

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.

See all Product Description

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star


Feedback