Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447308713 Published February 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447308706 Published January 2014 For sale in North and South America only

The Shame of It

Global Perspectives on Anti-poverty Policies

Edited by Erika K. Gubrium, Sony Pellissery, and Ivar Lødemel

Edited by Erika K. Gubrium, Sony Pellissery, and Ivar Lødemel

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447308713 Published February 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447308706 Published January 2014 For sale in North and South America only
We have long recognized that poverty carries a tremendous feeling of shame. However, few have let this overwhelming fact actually influence the making and implementation of anti-poverty policies. The Shame of It demonstrates that in order for anti-poverty policies to be truly effective, they must take into account the psychological trauma that poverty creates. Drawing on pioneering empirical  research from a diverse group of countries, including the United Kingdom, Uganda, Norway, Pakistan, India, South Korea, and China, the contributors outline core principles that can bring policy makers greater sensitivity to the power of shame and, thus, the foundations for more effective ways of combating poverty. 
James Midgley, University of California, Berkeley, USA

"By examining anti-poverty policies and programmes from the perspective of poor people themselves, this book makes a novel and important contribution which will undoubtedly influence policy makers for years to come. Its study of the psychological dimensions of poverty in different countries also contributes to an emerging one-world perspective that will inform social policy scholarship everywhere. It deserves to be widely read."

Lutz Leisering, Bielefeld University, Germany

"This is a truly global study of a global problem, written by a team from across the globe and based on original fieldwork. The focus on shame and shaming in policy processes breaks new ground."

Contents

Resetting the stage

   ~ Erika K. Gubrium
New urban poverty and new welfare provision: China’s Dibao system

   ~ Ming Yan
Thick poverty, thicker society and thin state: Policy spaces for human dignity in India

   ~ Sony Pellissery & Leemamol Mathew
Self-sufficiency, social assistance and the shaming of poverty in South Korea

   ~ Yongmie Nicola Jo & Robert Walker
‘Not good enough’: Social assistance and shaming in Norway

   ~ Erika K. Gubrium & Ivar Lødemel
Pakistan: A journey of poverty-induced shame

   ~ Sohail Choudhry
Separating the sheep from the goats: Tackling poverty in Britain for over four centuries

   ~ Robert Walker & Elaine Chase
‘Food That Cannot Be Eaten’: The shame of Uganda’s anti-poverty policies

   ~ Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo & Amon Mwiine
Shame and shaming in policy processes

   ~ Sony Pellissery, Ivar Lødemel & Erika K. Gubrium
Towards global principles for dignity-based anti-poverty policies

   ~ Erika K. Gubrium & Ivar Lødemel
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