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The stigma of poverty

April 28th, 2015

Episode 147 of 461 episodes

Statistics tend to dominate the public debate around poverty. But that leaves the people affected feeling like they ‘count for nothing’. The stigma of ‘being poor’ hides a deeper problem: The lack of representational agency. A debate about poverty must first look at the experience of being poor, and acknowledge that poverty as a material nature as well as relational impacts.

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