The Consumption of Inequality

The Consumption of Inequality

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The fads, fashions, and media in popular consumer culture frequently make recreational and ideological qfunq of poverty and lower class living. It is a phenomenon that puts poor whites, poor blacks, women, gays, handicapped people, and other traditional minorities back in qtheir placeq by prioritizing self-aggrandizing materialism and individual desires over the collective good and constitutes a form of cultural denial. In this book, Halnon delineates how incarceration, segregation, stigmatization, cultural and social consecration, and carnivalization work in the production and consumption of inequality.39 The correct white trash answer, indicated at the end of the chapter, is C. This question, like others, is loaded with imagery about poor white people who, besides ... specialty), a€œlike how to operate a can opener or ways to make their 11- year-old cousin unpregnant. ... and specific, including the following: eating Swansona#39;s dinners, dining at White Castle, drinking Wild Turkey whiskey, white trAsh stigmA 95.

Title:The Consumption of Inequality
Author:Karen Bettez Halnon
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-09-19


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