Abolishing Poverty

Toward Pluriverse Futures and Politics

by Victoria LawsonSarah Elwood
Contributors: Michelle DaigleYolanda González MendozaAna P. Gutiérrez GarzaJuan HerreraEllen KohlJovan Scott LewisAaron MalloryPriscilla McCutcheonMargaret Marietta RamírezChandan Reddy

Abolishing Poverty argues for a project of relationality that refuses the whiteness of liberal poverty studies and instead centers critiques of the poverty relation and political futures disavowed under liberal governance. In disrupting poverty thinking, the author collective opens space for diverse frameworks for understanding impoverishment and articulating antiracist knowledges and political visions. The book explores new infrastructures of possibilities and political solidarities rooted in accountable relations to each other and from flights to the future that animate diverse communities.

This book is boundary and genre crossing, with broad appeal to scholars of such disciplines as human geography, ethnic studies, decolonial theory, and feminist studies. As a volume, the work is unique in its primary field of human geography in the form of its making, its collective authorship, and its investigation of politics that abolish poverty thinking and engage in activism against the poverty relation produced through settler colonialism, heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalist exploitation.


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  • publisher
    University of Georgia Press
  • publisher place
    Athens, Georgia
  • series title
    Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation