The Shame Game : overturning the toxic poverty narrative
By: O'Hara, MaryPublisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2020Description: xviii, 366 pISBN: 9781447349266Subject(s): Poverty Great Britain | Poverty United States | Poverty Social Aspects | Disadvantaged GroupsDDC classification: 362.5 OHA
Bibliography : p. 307-353 Index : p. 357-366
What does it mean to be poor in Britain and America? For decades the primary narrative about poverty in both countries is that it has been caused by personal flaws or `bad life decisions' rather than policy choices or economic inequality. This misleading account has become deeply embedded in the public consciousness with serious ramifications for how financially vulnerable people are seen, spoken about and treated. Drawing on a two-year multi-platform initiative, this book by award-winning journalist and author Mary O'Hara, asks how we can overturn this fundamentally pernicious portrayal once and for all. Crucially, she turns to the real experts to try to find answers - the people who live it.
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