Oscar Lewis

Lewis, circa 1970 Oscar Lewis, born Lefkowitz (December 25, 1914 – December 16, 1970) was an American anthropologist. He is best known for his vivid depictions of the lives of slum dwellers and his argument that a cross-generational culture of poverty transcends national boundaries. Lewis contended that the cultural similarities occurred because they were "common adaptations to common problems" and that "the culture of poverty is both an adaptation and a reaction of the poor classes to their marginal position in a class-stratified, highly individualistic, capitalistic society." He won the 1967 U.S. National Book Award in Science, Philosophy and Religion for ''La vida: a Puerto Rican family in the culture of poverty--San Juan and New York''. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Lewis, Oscar, 1914-1970.
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by Lewis, Oscar, 1914-1970.
Published 1969
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by Lewis, Oscar, 1914-1970.
Published 1977
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by Lewis, Oscar, 1914-1970.
Published 1960
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by Lewis, Oscar, 1914-1970.
Published 1966
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by Lewis, Oscar, 1914-1970.
Published 1964
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by Lewis, Oscar, 1914-1970.
Published 1959
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by Lewis, Oscar, 1914-1970.
Published 1968
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by Lewis, Oscar, 1914-1970.
Published 1951
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by Lewis, Oscar, 1914-1970.
Published 1958
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by Lewis, Oscar, 1914-1970.
Published 1961
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by Rigdon, Susan M., 1943-
Published 1988
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Published 1998
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