‘Liking and sharing’ the stigmatization of poverty and social welfare

This new article in tripleC by Kathy Dobson and Irena Knezevic (Carleton University) examines representations of poverty and welfare through Internet memes on social media. The article investigates the relationship between Internet memes and stereotypes about poverty by examining memes that make claims about receiving social assistance in the shape of welfare cheques, medical coverage and food.

‘Liking and Sharing’ the stigmatization of poverty and social welfare is available to download open access.

 


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