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Abstract

The chapter reviews some major results of the study’s investigation of poverty representations in various media and genres: the poor are not contained in established representational patterns, but such patterns of representation and perception can be broken and changed. Different kinds of literature contribute to this re-figuration in different ways. Agency and voice are key aspects in the representation of poverty, and it is texts with unexpected voices and complicated, unusual perspectives which most effectively challenge ways of viewing and imagining the poor. There is also a conspicuous intertextual dimension of poverty representation, and Victorian references in particular still have a firm hold over the contemporary imagination.

Keywords

Material Deprivation Contemporary Literature Book Market Established Pattern British Book 
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© Barbara Korte and Georg Zipp 2014

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  • Barbara Korte
  • Georg Zipp

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