Paper $27.00 ISBN: 9780745336794 Published September 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745336831 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

In Their Place

The Imagined Geographies of Poverty

Stephen Crossley

In Their Place

Stephen Crossley

Distributed for Pluto Press

176 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2
Paper $27.00 ISBN: 9780745336794 Published September 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745336831 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
The alleged failings of low-income neighborhoods attracts a great deal of academic and political scrutiny and research. However, the realities of localized spaces—such as family home front doors, bedrooms, street corners, and local schools—have not received nearly as much attention. With In Their Place, Stephen Crossley highlights how these spaces are represented from afar by politicians who exaggerate stories for political gain and how these fabrications actively manipulate media coverage of these British individuals and communities. A devastating critique of the Conservative government’s approach to tackling inequality, In Their Place will reorient those interested in human geography away from the large scale transnational policies back to the physical spaces that show the realities of life for Britain’s low-income neighborhoods.
 
Review Quotes
Lisa Mckenzie, author of Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain
"Poverty is such a strong word and is not used as much as it needs to be. I am very grateful that this book does not shy away from those difficult words and also those difficult conversations about poverty in Britain today."
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