Perceptions of poverty in small-town Russia

Varyzgina, A. and Kay, R. (2014) Perceptions of poverty in small-town Russia. Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 22(3), pp. 269-287. (doi:10.1080/0965156X.2014.988498)

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Abstract

The paper reviews some of the perceptions and categorizations of poverty found through a study of participatory approaches to poverty reduction in provincial Russia. It draws on theorizations of poverty as a subjective reality which is socially constructed and maybe differently perceived by different subsections of the population. The paper argues that perceptions of poverty matter, because they feed into both formal categorizations of need and entitlement to assistance or support and more informal, cultural understandings of impoverishment which may be morally and emotionally inflected.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kay, Professor Rebecca
Authors: Varyzgina, A., and Kay, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe
Publisher:Routledge
ISSN:0965-156X
ISSN (Online):1469-3712
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Taylor & Francis
First Published:First published in Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe 22(3):269-287
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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