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"Better than the Walmart parking lot": Valle, Arizona epitomizes the extreme poverty that is the dark side of the American Dream

Crockford, Susannah (2018) "Better than the Walmart parking lot": Valle, Arizona epitomizes the extreme poverty that is the dark side of the American Dream. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (20 Sep 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The ideal of the American Dream encapsulates the US' founding ideals of freedom of opportunity and the promise of upward social mobility. But what happens to those for whom that dream has failed? Since 2013, Susannah Crockford has been visiting Valle, Arizona, where many residents live on the margins of society in extreme poverty. She writes that, like many of America’s poor, Valle’s most vulnerable are victims of a spiraling cycle of misfortune that they may never emerge from.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/09/20/better...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 15:31
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91866

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