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ERIC Number: ED002532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Mar
Pages: 10
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THE NONCULTURE OF POVERTY.
SCHORR, ALVIN L.
TWO OBSERVATIONS ARE MADE ABOUT ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR--THAT ATTITUDES ASSOCIATED WITH THE CULTURE OF POVERTY ARE A REALISTIC RESPONSE TO THE FACTS OF POVERTY, AND THAT SOME PEOPLE TAKE A STATIC VIEW OF POOR PEOPLE'S ATTITUDES SO THAT THEY CAN REMAIN UNMOVED OR FEEL SUPERIOR. FOOD AFFECTS ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR. LACK OF IT CAUSES DEPRESSION, WEARINESS, AND INERTIA. POOR PEOPLE THEN PROJECT THE BLAME FOR THEIR CONDITION ON OTHERS. POOR HOUSING AFFECTS THESE PEOPLE BY MAKING THEM DEPRESSED, PESSIMISTIC, PASSIVE, AND UNHEALTHY. IN THE HOME THE YOUNG PEOPLE LACK PARENTAL CONTROL AND DISCIPLINE. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED.
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Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA