The first factor that leads to the condition of poverty is discrimination. When you are poor, society views you as a ‘nobody’; you are often taken advantage of and you may receive the lowest paying jobs. People are discriminated by their level of education. For example, if a job is hiring, they will post an advertisement that states ‘college graduate’; this will immediately discourage a person who is qualified but is not a college graduate from applying. Moreover, when society detects a person who has something going for themselves and is educated, they are swift to offer them new opportunities, but they will never notice little old you that has nothing and is uneducated all owing to the fact that you are poor.
“Poverty” in America greater resembles deprivation rather than "poverty" from a global context. According to Mr. Smith (2015) he defined poverty as, “People and families are considered poor when they lack the economic resources necessary to experience a minimally-sufficient standard of living.” This suggests destitution is more of serious deprivation which is the denial of something “you” may consider to be a necessity such as “internet deprivation” rather poverty. It mainly focuses on the inability to provide food (nutritious food), clothing, and shelter; which can also be classified under poverty, but somehow they shift majority of our focus point to homelessness, unable to eat properly or the type of food you would like to eat, as often as you should and not only fulfilling your basic needs but to fulfill it to “your
According to the New York Times, in the year 2009 alone over forty-five million Americans had been classified as living in poverty. The term poverty is often associated with jobless or lower-class people who are consider themselves as “poor”. While there are numerous situations and factors that may cause and lead a person to live in poverty, these cofactors can be broken down into three main categories. The three individual reasons for people become poor consist of instances where these individuals usually have a lack of responsibility, an overcoming sense of laziness, and an underdeveloped process of moral decision making. When considering what qualities make a person poor, one must consider the quality of lacking responsibility.
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The significance of anthropology as a tool in Western man’s search for self-understanding was a prudent methodological assumption that the study of ‘primitive man’ would only take place from the westerner point or outsider. This is the scientific culture seen from outside as asserted by Levi-Strauss
After budget cuts and changes to social welfare programs, it’s not surprising that poverty appears to be increasing and the cycle of poverty continues to transfer from one generation to the next due to the decrease and lack of resources needed for their well-being, such as education, adequate housing and financial and social capital. There are American social values that determine how poverty is understood. Those living in poverty are deeply affected by the issue and over the years there has been various opinions on the cause of poverty and proposed solutions of how to end the war on poverty. However, today poverty is still live and active in large numbers. American social values such as individualism, equality, racism and group superiority,
Environmental Possibilism Social conditions determine the formation of culture. The environment only sets the limits. Those who are in the lower class especially the ones living in the rural areas are limited with education, knowledge, wealth and technology. But even so they can use this and do good with what they have to become better and reach a higher class in the society through hard work. Cultural Determinism Culture drives political, economic, and social arrangements.
Dependency theory came forth in the 1940’s in opposition to the dependency theory of modernization. It is highly influenced by the Marxist perspective which states that globalization is the basis for market capitalism, cheap labor and advancement of technology in developed nations. Raul Prebisch found that the growth of wealth in developed nations appeared to be at the expense of the underdeveloped nations. According to the modernist paradigm, the periphery countries are at an early stage of development and need to look to the core countries to follow the path of development. On the contrary, dependency theory looks at the historical trends to explain the current state of the underdeveloped countries.
2.1.1 The Concepts of Poverty It is important to adapt the concept of poverty on the appropriate context, as there is not a general concept that we can safely assume to hold for all countries at all times. Hence, poverty is a contested concept, the particular meaning of which depends on the ideological and political context within which it is used. Moreover, poverty takes its origin in social ethics, which can be seen as a central part of political philosophy, itself that domain of philosophical thinking looking for a theory of social arrangement (Dauphin, 2001). However, in the broadest sense it can be generally understood as the lack of, or inability to achieve, a socially acceptable standard of living, or the possession of insufficient