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A Note On Destitution


  • Barbara Harriss-White


In this paper the economic, social and political dimensions of destitution are analysed. Economic destitution is seen as a contradiction in terms since destitute people survive without assets and income. Social destitution is a process of expulsion and of the denial of dependent status. The state plays an active political role in creating and perpetuating destitution. Next, destitution is mapped onto other paradigms of poverty. Finally responses outside and inside political economy are outlined. Case material is drawn from India.

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  • Barbara Harriss-White, "undated". "A Note On Destitution," QEH Working Papers qehwps86, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  • Handle: RePEc:qeh:qehwps:qehwps86

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