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Territories of Poverty challenges the conventional North-South geographies through which poverty scholarship is organized. Staging theoretical interventions that traverse social histories of the American welfare state and critical ethnographies of international development regimes, these essays confront how poverty is constituted as a problem. In the process, the book analyzes bureaucracies of poverty, poor people’s movements, and global networks of poverty expertise, as well as more intimate modes of poverty action such as volunteerism. From post-Katrina New Orleans to Korean church missions in Africa, this book is fundamentally concerned with how poverty is territorialized.In contrast to studies concerned with locations of poverty, Territories of Poverty engages with spatial technologies of power, be they community development and counterinsurgency during the American 1960s or the unceasing anticipation of war in Beirut. Within this territorial matrix, contributors uncover dissent, rupture, and mobilization. This book helps us understand the regulation of poverty— whether by globally circulating models of fast policy or vast webs of mobile money or philanthrocapitalist foundations—as multiple terrains of struggle for justice and social transformation.Contributors: Somaya Abdelgany, Vincanne Adams, Hiba Bou Akar, Teddy Cruz, Luis Flores, Alyosha Goldstein, Christina Gossmann, Akhil Gupta, Ju Hui Judy Han, Michael B. Katz, Erica Kohl-Arenas, Anh-Thi Le, Bill Maurer, Jamie Peck, Rebecca Peters, Ananya Roy, Stuart Schrader, Emma Shaw Crane, Nik Theodore, Stephanie Ullrich, Loïc Wacquant

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface: Why Territories of Poverty Now?
  2. Ananya Roy and Emma Shaw Crane
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction: The Aporias of Poverty
  2. Ananya Roy
  3. pp. 1-36
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  1. Section 1 Programs of Government
  2. pp. 37-38
  1. What Kind of Problem Is Poverty? The Archeology of an Idea
  2. Michael B. Katz
  3. pp. 39-78
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  1. Representation: An Archeology of Poverty for the Present
  2. Luis Flores Jr.
  3. pp. 79-83
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  1. Is Poverty a Global Security Threat?
  2. Akhil Gupta
  3. pp. 84-102
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  1. Paying for Good Behavior: Cash Transfer Policies in the Wild
  2. Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore
  3. pp. 103-125
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  1. Data-Mining for Development? Poverty, Payment, and Platform
  2. Bill Maurer
  3. pp. 126-143
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  1. Representation: Fast Policy in a Mobile World
  2. Christina Gossmann
  3. pp. 144-148
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  1. Section 2 The Ethics of Encounter
  2. pp. 149-150
  1. Disaster Markets and the Poverty Factory
  2. Vincanne Adams
  3. pp. 151-172
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  1. Representation: The Privatization of Everything?
  2. Rebecca Peters
  3. pp. 173-175
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  1. Our Past, Your Future: Evangelical Missionaries and the Script of Prosperity
  2. Ju Hui Judy Han
  3. pp. 176-194
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  1. Representation: Moving Beyond the Geography of Privilege
  2. Anh- Thi Le
  3. pp. 195-197
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  1. The Duration of Inequality: Limits, Liability, and the Historical Specificity of Poverty
  2. Alyosha Goldstein
  3. pp. 198-224
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  1. Funding the Other California: An Anatomy of Consensus and Consent
  2. Erica Kohl- Arenas
  3. pp. 225-244
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  1. Section 3 Geographies of Penality and Risk
  2. pp. 245-246
  1. Class, Ethnicity, and State in the Making of Marginality: Revisiting Territories of Urban Relegation
  2. Loïc Wacquant
  3. pp. 247-259
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  1. Representation: Poverty Action in Neighborhoods of Relegation
  2. Stephanie Ullrich
  3. pp. 260-263
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  1. From Poor Peripheries to Sectarian Frontiers: Planning, Development, and the Spatial Production of Sectarianism in Beirut
  2. Hiba Bou Akar
  3. pp. 264-288
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  1. Gray Areas: The War on Poverty at Home and Abroad
  2. Ananya Roy, Stuart Schrader, and Emma Shaw Crane
  3. pp. 289-314
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  1. Spatializing Citizenship and the Informal Public
  2. Teddy Cruz
  3. pp. 315-339
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  1. Representation: The Bridge between Design and Poverty Action
  2. Somaya Abdelgany
  3. pp. 340-343
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  1. Conclusion: Theory Should Ride the Bus
  2. Emma Shaw Crane
  3. pp. 344-354
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 355-362
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 363-376
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780820348445
Related ISBN
9780820348421
MARC Record
OCLC
930760342
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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