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Materializing poverty : how the poor transform their lives / Erin B. Taylor.

Author/Creator:
Taylor, Erin B.
Publication:
Lanham, Maryland : AltaMira Press, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (193 p.)
Series:
Anthropology of Daily Life
Anthropology of daily life series
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Subjects:
Poor -- Dominican Republic -- Santo Domingo -- Social conditions.
Material culture -- Dominican Republic -- Santo Domingo.
Squatter settlements -- Dominican Republic -- Santo Domingo.
Poverty -- Dominican Republic -- Santo Domingo.
Social values -- Dominican Republic -- Santo Domingo.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In this book, anthropologist Erin Taylor explores how residents of a squatter settlement in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, use their material resources creatively to solve everyday problems and, over a few decades, radically transform the community. Their struggles show how these everyday engagements with materiality, rather than more dramatic efforts, generate social change and build futures.
Contents:
Introduction: the wealth of poverty
More than artifacts: the materiality of poverty
Building futures: squatting as an enabling constraint
Too big to ignore: the state and the persistence of squatting
"Crisis is coming": material manifestations of immaterial ends
Moving places: barrios as barometers of national progress
Flexible identities: negotiating values through material forms.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-7591-2422-1
OCLC:
861200262