Welfare Commonsense, Poverty Porn and Doxosophy

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Tracey Jensen;
  • Subject: Classificatory Politics, Welfare Reform, Worklessness, Poverty Porn, Doxosophy, Media Culture

This article critically examine how Benefits Street – and the broader genre of poverty porn television – functions to embed new forms of ‘commonsense’ about welfare and worklessness. It argues that such television content and commentary crowds out critical persp... View more
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