This essay explores how we get to know the poor, focusing on the poor voices literature of academics and international institutions. I first examine the challenge of avoiding tokenism while still providing context in portrayals of the poor. The essay then highlights the distance between the poor and the non-poor, showing how this separation, when coupled with negative stereotypes regarding the poor, can negatively impact policy.
Rosser, Ezra, "Getting to Know the Poor" (2011). Articles in Law Reviews & Other Academic Journals. 465.