Garthwaite, K. (2016) 'Stigma, shame and ‘people like us’ : an ethnographic study of foodbank use in the UK.', Journal of poverty and social justice., 24 (3). pp. 277-289.
Foodbanks and other charitable activities are fast becoming an established part of austerity Britain. This paper is based on ethnographic research undertaken over a two-year period in North East England, exploring the lived experiences of health inequalities for residents in the most and least affluent areas. Findings show how the majority of foodbank users experienced stigma, fear, and embarrassment, which was at times aggravated by representations in ‘poverty porn’ television shows. Stigma could be overcome once people recognised that ‘other people like us’ were receiving a food parcel. Finally, the practice of ‘Othering’ was evident across the research sites.
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|Publisher Web site:||https://doi.org/10.1332/175982716X14721954314922|
|Publisher statement:||This is a post-peer-review pre-copy edited version of an article published in Journal of Poverty and Social Justice. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Garthwaite, K. (2016). Stigma, shame and ‘people like us’ an ethnographic study of foodbank use in the UK. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 24(3): 277-289 is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1332/175982716X14721954314922|
|Date accepted:||02 September 2016|
|Date deposited:||03 November 2016|
|Date of first online publication:||01 October 2016|
|Date first made open access:||01 October 2017|
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