Does America Hate the Poor? The Other American Dilemma: Lessons for the 21st Century from the 1960s and the 1970s

Synopsis

Tropman writes about American values and two groups that threaten those values. One might wonder why, in the world's wealthiest society, do the poor seem so stigmatized. Tropman's answer is that they represent potential and actual fates that create anxiety within the dominant culture and within the actual poor themselves. The response in society is hatred of the poor; among the poor themselves, self-hatred.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998