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Inaccurate, exploitative, and very popular: the problem with ‘Poverty Porn’

Patrick, Ruth (2017) Inaccurate, exploitative, and very popular: the problem with ‘Poverty Porn’. British Politics and Policy at LSE (12 Apr 2017). Website.

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With politicians, media, and much of public opinion already framing welfare as a problem, what is the impact of television shows that claim to ‘expose’ the daily lives of claimants? Ruth Patrick draws on her latest book to explain the mismatch between such portrayals and claimants’ realities. She writes that while some of Britain’s poorest are being exploited for entertainment, the impact of those portrayals is anything but entertaining.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 14:48
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 20:58

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