Poverty as the worse form of violence

Ishak, N.A. and Forstater, M. and Zakaria, R.H. (2011) Poverty as the worse form of violence. In: 6th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 11-13 July 2011, New Orleans, USA. (Submitted)

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Poverty and violence are difficult concepts to address from conceptual and definitional perspective, merely these two concepts receive appropriate attentions. Poverty can be the worse form of violence because it leaves effect until to the future generation. In other words poverty can lead to physically and mentally abuse to individual and their heirs. Thus, poverty as a form of violence must be seen as any act or condition that causes injury to health and well being of others. Thepurpose of this paper is to explore the concepts of poverty as a form of violence. This paper suggests, these two concepts are ultimately significant and having positive correlations. Thus this paper begins with the literature review of poverty as violence. Second part explores poverty as form of violence through personal violence, structural violence and cultural violence. We compare these situations between developed country and undeveloped country. We also propose the hypothesis of vicious cycle's poverty and violence in the third section and finally a conclusion.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Poverty, Violence, Vicious Cycle, Personal Violence, Structural Violence, Cultural Violence.
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2015 23:51
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2015 23:51
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13238

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