Materializing poverty : how the poor transform their lives /

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Author / Creator:Taylor, Erin B.
Imprint:Lanham, Maryland : AltaMira Press, [2013]
Description:1 online resource
Subject: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.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Material culture.
Poor -- Social conditions.
Social values.
Squatter settlements.
Dominican Republic -- Santo Domingo.
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Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.
Other form:Print version: Taylor, Erin B. Materializing poverty 9780759124219