The language of urban poverty : institutional action, perception, and lived experience within Batu and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Russell, Katrina Annabel (2016) The language of urban poverty : institutional action, perception, and lived experience within Batu and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Masters thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Abstract

This study considers urban poverty within Batu and Addis, Ethiopia, as an outcome of relationships. By unpacking the complex interplay between institutional action, perception, and lived experience of urban poverty, I contend that historical and social relationships between the poor and non-poor shape the plight of the urban poor. I further explore how these social and historical constructs are subsequently translated through institutional action and experience. Ethiopia's historical and social contexts nurture poverty and inform how the poor are perceived. Institutional action, perceptions and quotidian experiences with the other then compound the pre-established constructions and stigmas by re-enforcing classist systems, notions of deservingness, ethnic and social stigmas, and the attribution of blame. While urban poverty and the urban poor are not inherent in policy and State, the individual urban poor occupy an uncomfortable but central position within the minds of the Ethiopian non-poor.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban poverty Ethiopia
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Masters Dissertations
Depositing User: Sandra Stedman
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 10:02
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2017 10:02
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/720

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