Encountering Poverty

Thinking and Acting in an Unequal World

by Ananya Roy, Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Kweku Opoku-Agyemang,

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  • 9780520277908
  • 9780520962736
Encountering Poverty challenges mainstream frameworks of global poverty by going beyond the claims that poverty is a problem that can be solved through economic resources or technological interventions. By focusing on the power and privilege that underpin persistent impoverishment and using tools of critical analysis and pedagogy, the authors explore the opportunities for and limits of poverty action in the current moment. Encountering Poverty invites students, educators, activists, and development professionals to think about and act against inequality by foregrounding, rather than sidestepping, the long history of development and the ethical dilemmas of poverty action today.


  • University of California Press; March 2016
  • ISBN 9780520962736
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  • Title: Encountering Poverty
  • Author: Ananya Roy; Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales; Kweku Opoku-Agyemang; Clare Talwalker
  • Imprint: University of California Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780520277908
  • 9780520962736
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780520277908
  • 9780520962736