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dc.contributor.authorMooney, Gerry*
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-24T13:47:30Zen
dc.date.available2011-10-24T13:47:30Zen
dc.date.issued2011-06-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/146557
dc.descriptionThis paper explores the stigma of the most disadvantaged sections of society in the UK today. In the context of economic and financial crisis, there is a strong anti-welfarism based on the idea that welfare provision is to blame for the social and moral crisis in the UK. This idea is also perpetuated by the media, who sensationalises the negative aspects of the lives of those who experience poverty. The author argues that this anti-welfarism is increasingly informing policy approaches to poverty and, therefore, needs to be challenged by contesting the anti-poverty language and by re-focusing on income distribution as a means to approach poverty. This paper is part of a series of papers which have resulted from the Whose Economy? seminar series, held in Scotland in 2010 - 2011, whose purpose was to provide a space for researchers, representative organisations, policy-makers and people with experience of poverty to come together and explore the causes of poverty and inequality in today's Scotland.en_US
dc.format.extent11en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam GBen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWhose Economy Papersen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/stigmatising-poverty-the-broken-society-and-reflections-on-anti-welfarism-in-th-146557
dc.subjectFood and livelihoods
dc.subjectInequality
dc.titleStigmatising Poverty? The 'Broken Society' and reflections on anti-welfarism in the UK todayen_US
dc.typeDiscussion paperen_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfam.en_US
oxfam.subject.countryUnited Kingdomen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordLivelihoodsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordUK povertyen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordCivil societyen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordMediaen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordSocial protectionen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordPoverty in the UKen_US
oxfam.relation.videoRNLw2Jd4l-Een
oxfam.relation.slideshowOxfamgb/gerry-mooney-stigmatisingpovertyanddisadvantageen
dc.year.issuedate2011en_US
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