Our partners at The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science were featured on the front page of the NY Times this morning in an article entitled ‘Culture of Poverty’ Makes a Comeback. It was for a while the most emailed story of the day and second most read.
At the recent annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, attendees discussed the resurgence of scholarship on culture. And in Washington last spring, social scientists participated in a Congressional briefing on culture and poverty linked to a special issue of The Annals, the journal of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
“Culture is back on the poverty research agenda,” the introduction declares, acknowledging that it should never have been removed.