Ethnographies of deservingness : unpacking ideologies of distribution and inequality / edited by Jelena Tošić and Andreas Streinzer.

  • New York : Berghahn, 2022.
  • ©2022
ix, 437 pages ; 24 cm.


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"Claims around 'who deserves what and why' moralise inequality in the current global context of unprecedented wealth and its ever more selective distribution. Ethnographies of Deservingness explores this seeming paradox and the role of moralized assessments of distribution by reconnecting disparate discussions in the anthropology of migration, economic anthropology and political anthropology. This edited collection provides a novel and systematic conceptualization of Deservingness and shows how it can serve as a prime and integrative conceptual prism to ethnographically explore transforming welfare states, regimes of migration, as well as capitalist social reproduction and relations at large"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction : deservingness : reassessing the moral dimensions of inequality / Andreas Streinzer and Jelena Tošić
  • Caring for the old and letting them die : a political economy of human worth / Susana Narotzky
  • Must the tired and poor "stand on their own two feet"? : tools for analysing how migrants' deservingness is reckoned / Sarah S. Willen
  • Deserving classes without class : explaining the neo-nationalist ascendency / Don Kalb
  • A methodological, reflexive and comparative approach to deservingness / Erik Bähre
  • Hartz IV : affective and sensual registers of moral inferiority / Stefan Wellgraf
  • Unemployment, deservingness and ideological apparatuses : a case study from Turin, Italy / Carlo Capello
  • The politics of austerity welfare : charity, discourses of deservingness and human needs in a Portuguese church parish / Patricia Matos
  • 'Here, morality is a sense of entitlement' : citizenship, deservingness, and inequality in suburban America / Elisa Lanari
  • Ambivalences of (un)deservingness : tracing vulnerability in the EU border regime / Sabine Strasser
  • The politics of deservingness among resettled Bhutanese refugees / Nicole Hoellerer
  • Suffering and vulnerability reconfigured : refugee images of Hungarian migrants working in refugee accommodation institutions in Germany / Ildikó Zakariás and Margit Feischmidt
  • Do mortgagors in hardship deserve debt relief? : legitimizing and challenging inequality during the Spanish home repossessions crisis / Irene Sabaté
  • Households on trial : over-indebtedness, state and moral struggles in Greece / Theodora Vetta
  • Victims, patriots and middle class : the (un)deservingness of debtors in post-vredit boom Croatia / Marek Mikuš
  • Aterword : differentiating deservingness / James G. Carrier.
  • 9781800735996 (hardcover)
  • 1800735995 (hardcover)
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