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The Shame of Poverty


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1: The Origins of Poverty 2: Poverty Research and Measurement 3: Constructions of Shame 4: Poverty, Shame, and Stigma 5: Cultural Conceptions of Poverty and Shame 6: Conceiving of Poverty Without Shame 7: Shame in the Everyday Experience of Poverty 8: Responses to Poverty-Related Shame 9: Shaming People in Poverty: Attitudes and Actions 10: Shaming People in Poverty: Media and Policy 11: Poverty, Shame, and Society References

About the Author

Robert Walker has previously published 20 books, over 50 research reports and more than 150 academic articles and chapters on poverty, social security, and research methodology. He has served in an advisory or expert capacity to over a dozen governments and international organisations. He is Professor of Social Policy, University of Oxford and Fellow of Green Templeton College.


The Shame of Poverty presents innovative and imaginative research that explores the connection between poverty and shame - a relationship that has been neglected by many poverty scholars. * Faradj Koliev, Political Studies Review *

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