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dc.contributor.advisorWomack, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorHeard, Amy
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-26T03:56:19Z
dc.date.available2012-04-26T03:56:19Z
dc.date.copyright2012
dc.date.issued2012-04-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8314
dc.description.abstractAmerican thoughts and attitudes are affected by fact, fiction, and experience. My research explores public perception of the impoverished by considering academic writing and the popular media, then examining one organization that seeks to change negative perceptions of the impoverished. The first section of my research is a brief literature review of current poverty theory, followed by a section examining the role of popular media in public perception. A brief survey of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Waco Tribune-Herald, among others, revealed positive and negative trends in the way poverty is presented. The final chapter examines the strengths and weaknesses of a Baylor Campus Kitchen, a student-led hunger alleviation group that can help reduce negative stereotypes by introducing the middle class to the impoverished without reducing the dignity of the poor. When engaging in any discussion, it is important to know the topic and recognize your biases. This project seeks to encourage everyone to at least acknowledge both sides of an argument before making decisions.en_US
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dc.subjectPovertyen_US
dc.subjectLanguageen_US
dc.subjectMediaen_US
dc.titlePublic Perception and Poverty: The Importance of Understanding How We Think about the Impoverisheden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.contributor.schoolshonors collegeen_US


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