(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Encountering poverty : space, class, and poverty politics

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LAWSON V. (1) ; ELWOOD S. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, University of Washington, Seattle, ETATS-UNIS


This paper focuses on moments and spaces of encounter in which middle class people come into contact with “poor others”, through the examples of a welfare office in rural Montana and in community revitalization meetings in inner-city Chicago neighborhood. It explores how middle class encounters with poverty are mediated by two sets of spatial processes: processes of (self)government and of radical contact. In each case, it examines the ways in which these spaces of encounter foster governance and/or contact processes that reproduce or disrupt dominant discourses about poverty


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no1 [pp. 209-228]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/anti.12030

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