SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Krumer-Nevo, M., & Benjamin, O. (2010). Critical poverty knowledge: Contesting othering and social distancing. Current Sociology, 58(5), 693-714. doi:10.1177/0011392110372729

Abstract: Poverty knowledge has made a long-term contribution to the images and representations of people in poverty. Yet one can find only limited analysis of poverty knowledge and the politics of representation. This article describes current directions in poverty knowledge and analyses the degree of their enhancement or their challenging of Othering towards people who live in poverty. Specifically, the article refers to the hegemonic narrative, which reflects and creates stigmatized and punitive representations of people in poverty, and to three counter-narratives that try to challenge these reductionist images: the structural/contextual counter-narrative, the agency/resistance counter-narrative and the counter-narrative of voice and action. The analysis highlights the critical value of each of the counter-narratives, while pointing to the possibility that specific usages of these stances of investigation carry the risk of themselves producing Othering and social distancing. The article concludes by referring to several approaches to poverty research which encourage a resistance to Othering through combining components of the three counter-narratives.

Article 2: Machida, S. (2011). Globalization and citizens’ support for global capitalism: Multi-level analyses from the world-systems perspective. Journal of Developing Societies, 27(2), 119-151. doi:10.1177/0169796X1102700202

Abstract: World-systems theory emphasizes the unequal structure of the world economy. Relying on world-systems theory as an analytical framework, this study examines how globalization differently affects citizens’ perceptions of global capitalism in the core, semi-periphery, and periphery. Statistical analyses relying on the Pew Global Attitudes Project, 2002, generate findings that are consistent with world-systems theory. While globalization positively affects citizens’ evaluations of global capitalism in the core, globalization undermines citizens’ support for global capitalism in the periphery. By dissecting the relationship between globalization and citizens’ perceptions of global capitalism, this study contributes to our understanding of globalization.