Connecting Poverty, Culture, and Cognition: The Bridges Out of Poverty Process

  title={Connecting Poverty, Culture, and Cognition: The Bridges Out of Poverty Process},
  author={Ines W. Jindra and Michael A. Jindra},
  journal={Journal of Poverty},
  pages={42 - 64}
ABSTRACT This article highlights how one nonprofit organization deals with the controversial issue of culture and poverty through its interactions with low-income individuals. Through interviews and participant observation, we analyze its curriculum and process, which focuses on helping participants become more reflexive by analyzing their past life and potential futures through a social class analysis. At the same time, we discuss a key theoretical debate over culture and action/agency… 

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