Title

The Bookshelf, Interview with Stephen Pimpare

Abstract

Since the advent of film in the early 20th century, movies have taken up the task of depicting poverty and homelessness. Scenes of the poor have been informed by the culture in which they were made, and in turn influenced public opinions about what it means to be poor or homeless.

Stephen Pimpare is senior lecturer in American Politics and Public Policy at UNH, and his new book takes a look at how films depict people living in poverty. The book is called Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens: Down and Out on the Silver Screen and he talked about it with NHPR’s Peter Biello.

Publication Date

8-18-2018

Journal Title

All Things Considered

Publisher

New Hampshire Public Radio

Document Type

Interview

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