Globalizing Poverty:  The Materiality of International Inequality and Marginalization

Author(s): Paul R. Mullins; Timo Ylimaunu

Year: 2013


North American historical archaeology has long focused on poverty and consumer marginalization, but models of impoverishment and inequality constructed to address a distinct range of US contexts are not always useful in international contexts.  A wave of recent archaeological scholarship has focused on the materiality of poverty, and an examination of impoverishment is productively complicated by international research comparisons.  This paper examines case studies from African America, British alley housing, and 19th-century northern Europe to outline how scarcity, inequality, and material consumption are constructed in a comparable but still distinctive range of ways beyond North American urban settings.

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Globalizing Poverty:  The Materiality of International Inequality and Marginalization. Paul R. Mullins, Timo Ylimaunu. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428347)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 174