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Author Taylor, Erin B.

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

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : AltaMira Press, [2013]

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Description 1 online resource
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary <Span><span>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.</span></span>
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Subject Poor -- Dominican Republic -- Santo Domingo -- Social conditions.
Dominican Republic -- Santo Domingo.
Social conditions.
Material culture -- Dominican Republic -- Santo Domingo.
Material culture.
Squatter settlements -- Dominican Republic -- Santo Domingo.
Squatter settlements.
Poverty -- Dominican Republic -- Santo Domingo.
Social values -- Dominican Republic -- Santo Domingo.
Social values.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Taylor, Erin B. Materializing poverty 9780759124219 (DLC) 2013032736 (OCoLC)851254777
ISBN 9780759124226 (electronic book)
0759124221 (electronic book)