To bridge the gap between poverty scholars and culture scholars, the editors have assembled papers around the topic "Reconsidering Culture and Poverty." Chapters concern cultural orientations concerning upward mobility, finding a job, and sexual behavior, fatherhood, civic participation, and other topics. Contributors include Nathan Fosse, Joshua Guetzkow, Biju Rao, Paromita Sanyal, Sandra Smith, Stephen Vaisey, Maureen Waller, and William Julius Wilson. We hope that this issue will demonstrate the importance of cultural concepts for poverty research, serve as a model and a resource for poverty scholars who wish to incorporate cultural concepts into their research, assist in the training of future scholars working at the nexus of poverty and culture, and identify crucial areas for future methodological, theoretical, and empirical development. Order a copy (http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/soc/faculty/lamont/Annals_Brochure_May2010_v629.pdf) from the Annals or read the policy brief (http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/soc/faculty/lamont/Reconsidering-Culture-and-Poverty_PolicyBrief.pdf) from the National Poverty Center. Read the American Sociological Association's coverage in the July/August 2010 edition of Footnotes: "Social Scientists Offer a Multifaceted Picture of Poverty’s Consequences." Response to Steinberg's Boston Review piece on our issue on Reconsidering Culture and Poverty. (http://educationpolicyblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/mario-small-responds.html)
Brazilian translation. 2011. Socilogica & Anthorpoligia. 1(2): 91-117.