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Description - Byways of the Poor by Karsten Paerregaard

Images of the poor often fall into two contrasting depictions; on one hand, individuals and communities labeled as poor are seen as powerless victims of deprivation, and on the other, as thriving in solidarity, and authenticity, uncontaminated by capitalist ways of life. The articles in The Byways of Poor attempt to analyze poverty beyond these stereotypes. Drawing on cases from Zimbabwe, Mozambique, India, Bangladesh, Peru, and Mexico, and examining a diverse sphere of interactions, including those between donors and beneficiaries, local authorities and citizens, and employers and employees, the contributors in this book challenge traditional approaches to poverty, focusing on the resources, skills, and organizations by which individuals and communities struggle to alleviate their own financial and social hardships.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788763538404
ISBN-10: 8763538407
Format: Hardback
(248mm x 166mm x 24mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2012
Country of Publication: Denmark

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Author Biography - Karsten Paerregaard

Karsten Paerregaard is associate professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen. Neil Webster is senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen.

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