exam 3 review - What are poverty & hunger Perspectives...

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Perspectives & theories on hunger -Biological theories -Social Darwinism based on evolutionary theories of Darwin -Those who succeed are physically and biologically better than others -Some say this theory is racist -Survival of the fittest -Bell curve -People are born with different IQs, distributed in a normal bell curve -Those who have low IQs are the people who are unable to get a good education because they are not smart enough – drop outs -Lack of education bad jobs poor -Those poor people have more dumb kids, the cycle continues -Culture of poverty -When you’re born into a poor family, you live in a poor neighborhood, go to a poor school, and have poor role models -You will be caught up in the cycle and remain poor -Structural functional perspective -The poor are the ones who are to be blamed for their own poverty because they’ve made bad decisions -This is also why most believe that the poor are poor -Conflict perspective -Poor are product of capitalism, which creates extremely rich and
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ISS 215 taught by Professor Lang during the Spring '06 term at Michigan State University.

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