“Being Poor is Not Entertainment”: Class Struggles against Poverty Porn – By Imogen Tyler

“Being Poor is Not Entertainment”: Class Struggles against Poverty Porn – By Imogen Tyler.

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  1. […] But as wave after wave of welfare reform is implemented, politicians continue to denigrate and stereotype those in receipt of out-of-work benefits. Individuals keenly felt the injustice of the mismatch between the reality of their own lives and politicians’ blinkered representation of claimants passively “sleeping off a life on benefits”. This representation is duplicated and reinforced by a media that seems to have successfully recast poverty as light entertainment. […]

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