ERIC Number: EJ374555
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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The Anthropology of Poverty in Black Communities: A Critique and Systems Alternative.
Maxwell, Andrew H.
Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development, v17 n2-3 p171-91 Sum-Fall 1988
Ethnographers have not adequately studied societal determinants of poverty. This article demonstrates the utility of using systems theory to assess interactions between local organizations, national bureaucracies, and corporations. Numerous futile attempts of some the poor and working class Bostonians to halt gentrification show how macrostructural forces perpetuate poverty. (VM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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