New Release and Book Launch "Poverty and knowledge"

The new publication "Poverty and knowledge" represents an attempt to bring epistemic foundations of poverty research in different contexts and from different thematic and disciplinary perspectives in a dialogue with each other as well as to investigate the links between poverty and knowledge in the "applied" field of education.

The authors in this volume are all connected to the University of Salzburg so that "poverty and Knowledge" also offers an insight into the status of efforts in the field of poverty research at the University of Salzburg. The broad spread of disciplinary approaches - philosophy, theology, communication studies, social psychology, social geography, literature, political science - as well as the scientific commitment of the paticipants may demonstrate this use of the University of Salzburg in matters of people affected by poverty.

The volume was presented as part of a discussion with Mag Maria Stern, former poverty-stricken people, singer-songwriter and activist for single parents as well as with Dr. Christina Gastager-Repolust and Regional Minister Dr. Heinrich Schellhorn on 18 September at the Edith Stein House. The talks moderated by Prof. Clemens Sedmak give an insight into poverty situations from the perspective of victims and address the reality of poverty in Salzburg.

"Poverty and knowledge. Reproduction and alleviation of poverty in School and Science" is published in 2013 under the editorship of Helmut P. Gaisbauer, Elisabeth Kapferer, Andreas Koch and Clemens Sedmak in VS publisher Springer.

See pictures of the event on the German website.


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