IMAGES (II) - Images of the Poor offers readers a cross-section of current research on the perception of poverty and on contemporary and historical representations of poverty coming from a variety of fields in people's daily lives. The fact that the international group of contributors to this volume is writing from very different cultural, ideological, scientific and academic perspectives and backgrounds is adding even more to the diversity of thought and ideas documented. The arguments presented in the articles aim at raising the social awareness needed to break the vicious circle of poverty.
Veronika Bernard (PhD) is an Associate Professor (Privatdozentin) with the Department of German Language and Literature at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and a member of the research platform CEnT (Cultural Encounters and Transfer) and the research focus KiK (Kulturen im Kontakt / Cultures in Contact). Her research interests are: cultural encounters in movies and literature, migrant literature (German-Turkish authors), European views and stereotyping of the Orient, and the city in literature.
Serhan Oksay (PhD) is a Professor of Development Economics and has been an Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Kadir Has University, Istanbul/ Turkey. His research interests are: sustainable development and poverty reduction, international political economy, environmental problems and politics.