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How the Poor Adapt to Poverty in Capitalism

Mellen Studies in Economics v. 10

By (author) Stephen Gilliatt
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Oct 2001
Dimensions: h 235mm
ISBN-10: 0773473726
ISBN-13: 9780773473720
Barcode No: 9780773473720
This study traces the ways in which those most detrimentally affected by the operation of the capitalist market economy manage their circumstances. Borrowing, begging, stealing, repair, emigration, family budgeting, second-economy activity, solace and release are all explored. They are shown to have timeless and universal qualities underestimated by the political right, with their emphasis on the poor's intellectual weakness or cultural deviancy, and by the left in the hope or expectation of resistance.

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