The consumption of inequality weapons of mass distraction

Karen Bettez Halnon

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The fads, fashions, and media in popular consumer culture frequently make recreational and ideological "fun" of poverty and lower class living. In this book, Halnon delineates how incarceration, segregation, stigmatization, cultural and social consecration, and carnivalization work in the production and consumption of inequality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Consumption of Inequality
Subtitle of host publicationWeapons of Mass Distraction
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages229
ISBN (Electronic)9781137352491
ISBN (Print)9781137352484
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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