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Author Roy, Ananya, author

Title Encountering poverty : thinking and acting in an unequal world / Ananya Roy, Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Kweku Opoku-Agyemang, Clare Talwalker
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Poverty, interrupted ; 2
Poverty, Interrupted ; 2
Contents Introducing poverty / Ananya Roy, Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Kweku Opoku-Agyemang, Clare Talwalker -- Encountering poverty / Ananya Roy -- Governing poverty / Ananya Roy -- Modeling poverty / Kweku Opoku-Agyemang -- Fixing poverty / Clare Talwalker -- Teaching poverty / Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales
Summary "Encountering Poverty disrupts the new optimism about poverty action, challenging mainstream frameworks of global poverty. Going beyond poverty as a problem that can be solved through economic resources or technological interventions, the book focuses on the power and privilege underpinning persistent impoverishment. It explores poverty action's place in the opportunities and limits of the current moment, with its rapacious market forces and resurgent social and civil rights movements. Encountering Poverty invites students, educators, activists, and development professionals to think and act against inequality by foregrounding, not sidestepping, the long history of development and the ethical dilemmas of poverty action today."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Poverty -- Research.
Form Electronic book
Author Negrón-Gonzales, Genevieve, 1978- author
Opoku-Agyemang, Kweku, author
Talwalker, Clare Vineeta, 1967- author
ISBN 0520962737 (electronic bk.)
9780520962736 (electronic bk.)